Bellevue Motorcyclist killed in head-on collision

Richard Wittegenstein, 59, of Bellevue, was killed in a motorcycle accident on Highway 395 near Deer Park when the driver of an SUV crossed the centerline and hit him head-on.

The Bellevue Reporter reports that Wittgenstein was traveling southbound on Highway 395 when he was hit by a car driven by Richard A. Handley, 65, of Loon Lake.

The report said that charges were pending against Handley.

Washington State vehicle code states that Vehicular Homicide can be charged if a person was killed in a motor vehicle accident and the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol, driving recklessly, or driving without regard to the safety of others.

In addition to criminal charges, the family of someone who is killed due to the negligent or criminal act of another may file a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court.

This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We are a personal injury law firm located in Bellevue, Washington and have more than 30 years experience representing families with their wrongful death cases.

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

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