Man fatally struck by car after his motorcycle breaks down in Tacoma
Posted on Sunday, March 7th, 2021 at 8:38 pm
Traffic advisory! The intersection of S 84th St. and S. Alaska St. is closed due to a Vehicle vs Motorcycle fatality collision. The Collision Investigation Team is responding. pic.twitter.com/CQescjweG2
— Tacoma Police Department (@TacomaPD) March 7, 2021
The accident happened on S Alaska Street and S 84th Street at about 9:20 p.m., after a 55-year-old man’s motorcycle had broken down. He was pushing it across the street, reportedly in an unmarked crosswalk, when he was struck by a 47-year-old driver.
The motorcyclist died as a result.
The driver is facing charges of vehicular homicide and DWI.
The accident remains under investigation at this time.
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