Alfred H. Picard, 67, of Victoria, British Columbia was killed early Friday evening in a Highway 101 motorcycle accident when he hit a deer that ran in front of him.
KOMO News of Seattle reports that the motorcycle accident occurred around 4:50pm approximately 45 miles south of Forks. Picard was traveling north at speeds of up to 70mph when a deer ran into his past and he was thrown from his vehicle.
October, November and December are the months in which the greatest number of motor vehicle and deer collisions occur. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that the most deer-related accident claims are in November.
Approximately 1.5 million vehicles collide with deer every year. Motorcyclists are the most at risk in collisions with deer; in approximately 85% of these collisions, the motorcycle rider is killed.
This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We are a Seattle motorcycle accident law firm and we represent people who have been seriously injured in accidents due to the negligence of another and we represent families in their wrongful death claims.
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