The Seattle Times reports that two people were killed in a motorcycle accident in Monroe and one other person has serious injuries. The accident occurred on Highway 203 and Tualco Road just south of Monroe. According to the report, Thomas Devine, 44, of Newcastle was riding his motorcycle south on Highway 203. A car driven by Myka Campell, 17, of Everett was merging onto Highway 203 from Tualco Road when the crash occurred. Devine on his motorcycle crashed into Campbell’s car with such impact that the car on its roof.
Devine was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Campell was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where she died of her injuries. Along with Campbell was an 18-year-old male passenger who was also airlifted to Harborview; his condition is unknown at this time.
The cause of the accident is being investigated. Some witnesses said that the motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed and others said that Campbell pulled out in front of Devine. In 80% of accident cases involving motorcyclists and automobiles, the motorcyclist is not at fault. Driver inexperience and pulling out in front of the motorcyclist or inattention is often the cause.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, call the motorcycle accident attorneys at The Farber Law Group. With more than 30 years experience in representing clients with serious injuries, we will help you recover your damages including pain and suffering.
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