Sommarly Suon, 26, of Everett has died of injuries she received when she was involved in a motorcycle accident in Bellevue on Wednesday night around 7pm.
Suon was a passenger on a motorcycle when it hit a barrier on the westbound I-90 interchange at I-405. Both the motorcycle driver and Suon were thrown from the motorcycle and fell 40 feet below.
Suon was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where she was pronounced dead.
The driver of the motorcycle, a 20-year-old Bothell man was also taken to Harborview Medical Center with critical injuries.
The Washington State Patrol is investigating the accident but reported that both Suon and the motorcycle driver were wearing helmets. No cause of the accident was provided at this point.
This particular highway interchange does appear to be a challenge to drivers, and especially motorcyclists, because it is an especially tight turn.
Car and truck accidents have declined markedly in the past five years but motorcycle fatalities have actually been increasing in some states. Motorcycle helmets are estimated to save about 1800 lives every year and states that have strong motorcycle helmet laws benefit with lives saved. Unfortunately in this accident, both of the victims fell a substantial distance.
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.
Source: Everett woman dies after motorcycle crash, The Bellevue Reporter, Sep. 01, 2011
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