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Motorcyclist Underestimates Curve, Dies

A motorcyclist who crashed his bike late Tuesday night was found dead Wednesday, according to news sources.

The Mount Vernon man apparently crashed while on the North Cascades Highway. He failed to estimate the extent of a curve and went over a bank on the right side of the road. He appears to be the only one who was involved in the crash, according to Washington State Patrol reports.

The 67-year-old was driving a 1984 Harley Davidson about thirty five miles west of Winthrop when the crash occurred.

As a motorcycle accident attorney in Renton, the news of this man’s passing is saddening to me. I offer my sympathies and condolences to his friends and family during this difficult time. In my experience as a practicing Renton motorcycle accident attorney, I’ve seen a lot of similar tragedies occur. To motorcyclists, I recommend always wearing a helmet, and pulling over if you grow fatigued or sleepy. Make sure you are familiar with the area you’re riding in, especially if you plan to ride at night. Make yourself aware to other vehicles by wearing reflective gear. I ask other drivers to please make sure you are aware of all other occupants of the road. This awareness can prevent the loss of life.