Motorcyclist Killed, 12-year-old Girl Injured in Seattle Crash
A motorcyclist was killed and his 12-year-old stepdaughter was seriously injured Saturday afternoon in a crash near downtown Seattle, the Washington State Patrol reports.
Troopers responded to the crash scene, on the 4th Avenue ramp to eastbound Interstate 90, late Saturday afternoon.
The driver of the motorcycle, later identified as Thomas C. Philip, 24, of Silverdale was found dead at the scene.
Philip's passenger, his 12-year-old stepdaughter, suffered serious injuries and was rushed to Harborview Medical Center.
An investigation found that the motorcycle, a 2005 Suzuki GX6, hit a concrete barrier on the highway as it was entering I-90 from 4th Avenue. No other vehicles were involved.
The motorcycle slid 200 feet from the impact site before coming to a stop.
State troopers say it does not appear that alcohol or drugs were involved in the crash, but excessive speed could have been a contributing factor.
Philips and his stepdaughter were part of a group of riders. According to preliminary reports, the mother of the 12-year-old girl may have been riding with the group and possibly witnessed the crash.
The accident marred an otherwise beautiful Saturday in Western Washington - the warmest day of the year so far.
As Seattle motorcycle accident attorneys, we are saddened to hear that Mr. Philips was killed and that his 12 year old step-daughter was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. In the last three years, over 200 individuals have been killed in motorcycle related crashes. Our hearts go out to the Philips family and we hope that the injured girl makes a full and speedy recovery.
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