Motorcyclists need to be especially cautious around larger vehicles. In a car-motorcycle collision, the motorcyclist is automatically at a disadvantage because they lack any sort of external protective barrier. As a Seattle motorcycle accident attorney, I strongly advise these motorists to keep their distance.
In Othello, a motorcyclist was killed in a head-on collision. The accident took place Wednesday around 2:15 p.m. on State Route 17.
According to the Washington State Patrol, 61-year-old John Mosley was traveling northbound when he lost control of his van and drifted into oncoming traffic. He collided with two southbound motorcycles.
Motorcyclist Kenneth Owens, 55, was instantly killed in the impact. Another man, Robert Owens, was rushed to Kadlec Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.
Mosley escaped the scene unharmed.
Officials say neither drugs nor alcohol are to blame for this fatal collision.
We offer our condolences to the victim’s friends and family. It is always difficult to learn of lives lost in auto accidents. The last thing you want to worry about in these situations is legal issues. In an attempt to provide you with much deserved help and assistance, I have co-authored a book with attorney Patrick J. Kang which is a guide for families of Washington wrongful death victims. The book is called, In Case of Death: Straight Talk on Washington Wrongful Death, and is available at no charge to Washington residents by clicking on the preceding link.