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Did Trash in Road cause Fatal Motorcycle Collision?

One person died in a motorcycle accident Monday on state Route 167 in Auburn, according to news reports.

The fatal motorcycle accident occurred when a 35-year-old Puyallup man was driving on state Route 167 when he crashed into the back of an SUV that was stopped for traffic, according to the Washington State Patrol.

It is unclear exactly why the motorcyclist was unable to stop in time to avoid the SUV, but reports said there was a large plastic bag of aluminum cans in the roadway that either fell from or was dumped from a vehicle, according to news reports.

Washington State Patrol troopers are now looking for witnesses of the fatal crash to get help determining whether trash was a factor.

As a Yakima motorcycle accident attorney, I’m saddened to hear about this fatal motorcycle accident. I urge anyone with information about this collision to come forward and tell police. Anyone who saw the accident or who has information that might help the investigation is asked to call 425-401-7722. My condolences are with this man’s friends and family during this difficult time.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Yakima.