Lost load causes fatal SR 167 motorcycle accident

A motorcyclist was killed in a Auburn motorcycle accident on State Route 167 near the SR 18 interchange around 5pm on Memorial Day.

According to a report by Seattle’s King5.com, the motorcyclist was killed when he was thrown off of his bike after rear-ending a car that had stopped suddenly because of a lost load — a bag of aluminum cans — that had been dropped on the highway.

Lost or unsecured loads cause more than 400 Washington state motor vehicle accidents every year. Approximately 12 million pounds of refuse lost from cars and trucks ends up on the highways every year.

Washington State vehicle code RCW 46.61.655 is a statute which covers lost or unsecured loads. Drivers who lose a load are subject to a fine between $216-$5000 and could also face possible jail time.

The Washington State Patrol are asking anyone with information on whomever dropped the load to contact them.

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 caused by the negligence of another and the family of those killed with their wrongful death claims.

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