Motorist shoots self after accident that killed bicyclist near Enumclaw

KOMO News.com reports that the driver of a GMC Sierra pickup truck shot and killed himself early this morning after he accidentally hit and killed a bicyclist near Enumclaw.

According to the report, the bicycle accident occurred at 228th Avenue SE and 44th Street around 2:13AM.

The driver, a 24-year-old man from Buckley, was headed southbound on 228th when he hit and killed the 20-year-old bicyclist. After the accident, the man was reportedly so upset that he shot and killed himself.

The police spokesman said the driver may have been under the influence of alcohol at the time. The family of both the man on the bicycle and the man driving might have a valid wrongful death case against the bar or restaurant that served the man who was driving if the young man who was driving was over-served. Dram shop liability laws refers to laws governing bars, restaurants, taverns, pubs, bowling alleys or any commercial or private establishment where alcoholic beverages are served to a person who is intoxicated and subsequently injures or kills another person due to their intoxication.

This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents and the family of those killed.

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