Seattle police said a 30-year-old motorcyclist was run over by a car and trapped underneath a vehicle Sept. 8 around 1 p.m. at the intersection of East Pike Street and MLK Jr. Way South. Seattle fire officials indicated that the biker had to be extricated from beneath the vehicle before being transported to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. No other injuries were reported.
As most motorcyclists who have spent any time on the road know, car drivers can be completely unaware of, or even actively aggressive to motorcycles. Many Washington bikers are hit and injured or killed every year when other drivers fail to check their rear view mirrors or carefully consider their blind spots.
The north side of the Washington-Oregon border saw a fatal motorcycle accident recently, and the authorities are still don't know how the wreck occurred. The motorcycle crash involved an SUV and a pickup truck as well, with the SUV rolling over multiple times. The motorcyclist was killed in the wreck and the driver of the SUV was seriously injured.
In the southern regions of the Portland metro area is Milwaukie, a city that was the site of a terrible motor vehicle accident. The wreck involved a motorcycle and a car, with the motorcyclist suffering severe injuries (as is, unfortunately, the outcome in these types of accidents). The motorcyclist survived for a while, but eventually he succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the car was not hurt, and stayed at the scene to cooperate with police.