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Redmond Man Dies in Washington Motorcycle Accident

Posted on Jul 08, 2010
A Redmond, Washington man was killed and his father injured in a fatal Washington van v. motorcycle accident near Othello, WA this week.  A large van crossed the center line of State Route 17 into on coming traffic hitting the two motorcyclists.  Kenneth C. Owens, 55, of Redmond, died at the scene of the horrific bike crash.  Our prayers go out to his family.  

Kenneth's father Robert E. Owens, 76, was airlifted with severe injuries to Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, Washington.  A third motorcycle rider, Willard C. Michael, was hit by fly debris but was not injured.  A three riders were traveling south on SR 17.  The van driver, John Mosley of Cle Elum, was not injured.  According to the Washington State Patrol drugs and alcohol did not play a roll in causing this tragic and fatal Washington motorcycle accident.  Mosley can expect to face criminal charges.

In the blink of an eye the Owens family has been rocked by an senseless tragedy.  Cruising on country roads during the summer is a popular activity of Washington bikers.  A motorcycle rider a can be doing everything right and still be a victim of a horrible Washington motorcycle accident.

In cases like this it's hugely important for the family to contact an experienced Washington motorcycle accident attorney.  Investigation of the scene must be done as soon as possible and evidence collected before it disappears.  Often times the last thing a family wants to think about after losing a loved one is finding an attorney.  

But the reality of the situation down the road may be that the family will face financial ruin because the family breadwinner was killed by the carelessness and negligence of that van driver.  Families often are under extreme emotional trauma and are not in the position to do all that is needed to protect the family's legal rights.  Having an experienced Washington motorcycle accident attorney in their corner handling all the details lifts that burden from them.      

Kenneth Owens wife and children likely have wrongful death claims that can be made against the van driver.  Motorcycle fatality cases are special with distinct sets of laws and families are best served by finding an attorney who handles motorcycle cases on a regular basis whom they are comfortable working with.  


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