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A 15-year-old bicyclist were injured in a bicycle accident in Auburn around 3pm today reports The Seattle Times.

The bicycle accident occurred in the 3000 block of 108th Avenue Southeast.

The boy was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment of his injuries. The report said he was not wearing a helmet.

One person is dead and nine people injured after a motor boat collision on Lake Tapps in Pierce County, Washington.

According to the East Pierce Fire & Rescue department, two boats collided around 10:37 pm between Inlet Island and Interlake Island. Witnesses said they saw one boat traveling at an estimated 25 mph before the crash; Lake Tapps has a “no wake” rule after dark which stipulates that no boat can travel more than 5 mph.

From piecing together reports from The Seattle Times, King5TV.com and KOMOTV.com, it appears as if one boat was speeding and crashed into and over the other boat, throwing the driver of the second boat into the water and injuring all the people on board the boat that was hit. Divers later found the driver’s body using underwater cameras.

A woman was killed and four people were injured in a boating accident when a motorboat, driven by a 17-year-old male, hit a sailboat on Lake Washington on Saturday evening around 8:30pm reports KOMONews.com.

The woman, who was killed, was a passenger on the sailboat when she was thrown overboard by the collision. The woman may have been hit by the power boat again when she was in the water. She was dead at the scene.

The 17-year-old driver of the motorboat and his 16-year-old passenger were both taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment of their injuries. Two other people on the sailboat may have been injured.

Seattle’s King5.com reports that Joe Marine, Mulkiteo’s mayor, was injured in a boating accident while water skiing on Lake Steven. The mayor was hurt when he hit a parked jet ski. According to the report, Mayor Marine suffered a serious puncture wound near his tailbone. He was taken to the hospital and is being treated with antibiotics.

The water skiing accident occurred on Saturday. Apparently Mayor Marine did not see the jet ski because it had a dark cover on it.

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Ray De Lorenzi writing for the American Associate for Justice reports that “Allstate ranks as the worst insurer for consumers” with their tactics of “Deny, Delay, Defend.” The Association for Justice did an extensive review of legal documents and financial filings and ranked the 10 companies that “refuse to pay just claims, employ hardball tactics against policyholders, reward executives with extravagant salaries and raise premiums while hoarding excessive profits.”

The Association says that Allstate has an aggressive strategy of denying claims at any cost. According to the Association, agents were rewarded with items like refrigerators for falsifying documents like claiming that a fire was arson.

To view the Association’s report “The Ten Worst Insurance Companies in America — How they Raise Premiums, Deny Claims and Refuse Insurance to Those Who Need It”click here. The reports lists the following companies as the 10 worst: