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Kirkland WA Motorcycle Accident Results to Fatality

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A tragic Kirkland WA motorcycle accident happened last Thursday.  An accident between a car and two motorcycles in the Juanita neighborhood of Kirkland resulted in the death of one motorcycle rider and injuries to the other biker.  According to Kirkland Police the motorcycle collision happened at 6:35 p.m. at the intersection of 100th Avenue NE and 117th Court.  The car driver apparently attempted to make a left turn in front of the motorcycles and hit the on-coming motorcyclists.  There were witnesses, and an investigation is on going.

Our condolences go out to the motorcyclist's family.  This motorcycle accident strikes close to home as it occurred in our neighborhood, just a couple miles down the street from our office. 

The left turn cut-off is one of the most dangerous and unfortunately common causes of motorcycle accidents.  Cars think they can beat the on-coming traffic, or worse the traffic will slow for them. 

However, when you have two motorcycles coming down the road there will need to be two escape routes for them to take if there is not enough time to stop.  It's not uncommon for one motorcycle to be able to avoid a collision, that another bike cannot because of this reason.  The second bike ends up in the worst scenario with no escape route and takes the full brunt of the collision with a much larger vehicle.  The injuries are often very serious and can be fatal.

With the hot and sunny days of July and August we can expect many motorcycle and bicycles on the roads.  Please exercise extra caution around all bikers.
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