Man injured in Maple Valley motorcycle accident

A motorcycle rider was seriously injured and the condition of the motorcycle passenger is unknown after a Maple Valley motorcycle accident attributed to drunk driving.

Seattle’s King5.com reports that the motorcycle accident occurred on Friday evening at 8:30pm on northbound State Route 169 near Southeast 213th Street. The accident occurred when a Jeep, driven by a Kent woman, 32, made an abrupt left turn and hit the motorcyclist who was traveling next to the Jeep.

The motorcyclist and passenger were thrown down an embankment and hit a fire hydrant.

The motorcycle rider was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, a level I trauma center.

The driver of the Jeep was arrested on suspicion of DUI and Vehicular Assault. Vehicular Assault, Washington State vehicle code RCW 46.61.522, can be charged if a person is seriously injured in a motorcycle accident and the driver was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol or driving with reckless disregard for the safety of others.

Police are asking witnesses of the accident to call Detective Russ Haake at 425-401-7717.

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 motorcycle accidents and the family of those killed. With our help, you may recover compensation for your damages.

Related Posts:

Motorcyclist injured in Richland accident

Bellevue Motorcyclist killed in head-on collision

Kirkland man seriously injured in I-405 motorcycle accident when rear-ended by DUI driver

Contact The Farber Law Group at 1-800-244-9087 or attorney@hgfarber.com to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation. We have offices in Seattle and Bellevue to assist you.