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In less than a month, 3 motorcyclists were killed in traffic accidents on Snohomish County highways. The third accident happened Tuesday.

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A 26-year-old man from Snohomish died at the scene of the collision with a pickup truck on Highway 92 at the intersection of 127th Drive NE.

According to Washington State troopers, the 62-year-old Snohomish man who drove the pickup and his passenger were not injured. Trooper Keith Leary said the pickup driver was making an improper left turn onto Highway 92 when the collision occurred.

Leary said he believes the sunny summer weather and high gas prices are leading more people to drive motorcycles and that both motorcycle riders and car drivers need to be extra careful.

“If somebody does do something wrong, they have to be able to react to that,” Leary said. “Our main message is we have to stay focused on our driving 100 percent of the time.”
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A 37 year old Arlington woman died on Saturday morning, after her motorcycle collided with a van near Mount Vernon on Highway 536.

The woman was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after the accident and later died. This is according to a State Patrol memo.

The motorcyclist was traveling west when she swerved into the eastbound lane of the Highway near Bradshaw Road. The motorcycle and van collided west of Mount Vernon, according to the memo.

An accident in September that resulted in the death of a bicyclist hit by a dump truck is now the subject of a wrongful death lawsuit. The family of the bicyclist is suing the truck driver and the Woodinville-based construction company that employed him.

The Washington motorcycle accident occurred on Eastlake Avenue East. The cyclist was riding north on Eastlake toward the University Bridge. A truck, owned by Nelson and Sons Construction, made a right turn onto Fuhrman Avenue East and hit the cyclist and another rider as they rode in the bicycle lane. The two men were pinned under the truck, and dragged 25 feet. Bystanders were able to free one man, who was injured, but the other man was killed almost instantly, according to www.SeattleTimes.com .

Though Nelson and Sons declined to comment on the case and the driver of the dump truck could not be reached, the plaintiff’s attorney stated, “He failed to yield to them when they had the right of way.”

Early Tuesday morning, a Seattle man died in a motorcycle accident when the bike he was riding collided with a dump truck.

According to Sergeant Jeff Johnson, the motorcycle was heading north on East Lake Sammamish Parkway. It then struck the side of a dump truck. The dump truck was turning left from 229th Avenue Southeast.

The driver of the motorcycle, a 44 year old man whose name has not been released to the media, was killed instantly. The intersection was blocked off for several hours while witnesses were interviewed and relevant measurements were taken.

Early Tuesday morning, a high speed motorcycle accident killed a local man. The motorcyclist, identified as Michael Bartholomew of Edgewood, was traveling northbound on River Road near 31st street in Puyallup when his motorcycle rear ended a pickup truck. A State Patrol spokesman said that the motorcyclist was speeding when he crashed into the truck. The impact caused the motorcycle to fly into oncoming traffic, striking two other vehicles, and killing the motorcyclist instantly. Traffic was slow during the Tuesday morning commute due to the ongoing investigation.

For information on motorcycle safety, please visit the Motorcycle Safety Foundation website at http://www.msf-usa.org.

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