Motorcyclist T-bones garbage truck, sustains critical injuries
Posted on Saturday, November 21st, 2020 at 8:58 pm
SEATTLE, WA – A motorcyclist was critically injured after colliding with the side of a garbage truck in the Rainier Valley neighborhood on Thursday morning, according to a significant incident report by the Seattle Police Department.
The crash happened at the intersection of Rainier Ave. S and S Othello Street at about 9:15 a.m. A Seattle Parks garbage truck was headed west on Othello when the operator of a motorcycle failed to stop at a traffic light.
The motorcyclist, an adult male, T-boned the truck, and then was taken to the hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries.
The truck driver was not reported as injured.
Authorities have not yet released the identities of the two drivers.
This is one in a series of reports provided by Caffee Law as a service to inform our Seattle neighbors about traffic news and accidents in the area. Many of these accidents are preventable, and we hope that by reporting on such events, we will reduce the frequency of similar incidents. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in a similar situation, contact the Seattle motorcycle accident injury attorneys of Jeffrey R. Caffee today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses.