University Place Assistant Principal Dies in Motorcycle Crash
Residents of University Place are mourning the death of an assistant principal killed in a motorcycle crash.
Bryan Beale was assistant principal at Drum Intermediate School. The 37-year-old was killed Saturday when a sport-utility vehicle ran a red light and collided with his motorcycle in Tacoma.
University Place School District Superintendent Patti Banks says Beale was a talented and dedicated administrator who touched the lives of hundreds of students and families.
"Many of our students will be - as we all are - shocked and saddened by this sudden loss," the school administration said in a statement.
Beale also played in the Tacoma Concert Band and served on its board of directors.
Police spokesman Mark Fulghum says investigators are reviewing the crash.
As Seattle area motorcycle accident attorneys, we are saddened to hear about the tragic death of Mr. Beale. Unfortunately, motorcycle fatalities represent approximately five percent of all highway fatalities each year, yet motorcycles represent just two percent of all registered vehicles in the United States. One of the main reasons motorcyclists are killed in crashes is because the motorcycle itself provides virtually no protection in a crash. Our thoughts go out to the family, friends, and community of Mr. Beale. He will be greatly missed.
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