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Jun 21st 2016, 12:53 PM   #1
 
  Jan 2016
  Lynnwood WA

  2007 Yamaha FZ6, 2008 Aprilia Tuono & 2009 Yamaha WR250R
Fatality on Maple Valley Highway

Police: Motorcyclist dies after being hit by car in Renton | KOMO

RENTON, Wash. -- A crash involving a motorcycle and vehicle on Maple Valley Highway turned fatal Tuesday morning.

According to Renton police, the crash occurred around 5 a.m. when a driver heading westbound on Maple Valley Highway tried to make a right turn onto 154th Place Southeast, and hit the motorcyclist, who was also traveling westbound.

The impact of the hit launched the motorcyclist - a man believed to be in his 60s - into the path of a pickup truck. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Lanes on Maple Valley Highway near 154th Place Southeast were closed, and officers set up detours as an investigation into what caused the fatal accident unfolded.

All lanes reopened by 8 a.m., though a backup remained for commuters.

The victim's identity is unknown. The Renton Police Department Traffic Division is continuing the investigation.
Jun 21st 2016, 02:12 PM   #2
 Scribbles's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  NW

What a shame.. I hate news storys like this one..

Jun 21st 2016, 03:20 PM   #3
 larsvons's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  PDX

  '15 KLZ1000, '03 SV650S
So, sleepy, maybe looking at phone, driver tried to turn right from the left lane and didn't see that a rider was in the right lane. Fucking awful.
Jun 21st 2016, 03:44 PM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Ferndale Washington

  ZX10-R GSXR 600 Track Bike
R.I.P. Rider
Jun 21st 2016, 09:22 PM   #5
 
  Jan 2016
  Renton

  2011 Triumph Daytona 675, 1975 Honda CB550K1
I almost rode in today. I almost went down that way to get to work. Glad I didn't. How awful. Stay out of blind spots guys.

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Jun 22nd 2016, 09:08 AM   #6
 Naza's Avatar
 
  Feb 2016
  Rent'n

  2002 Honda RC51, 2005 Honda RC51
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Originally Posted by larsvons
So, sleepy, maybe looking at phone, driver tried to turn right from the left lane and didn't see that a rider was in the right lane. Fucking awful.
I agree with this statement. That 154th can sneak up on you and betting the driver was sleepy and in the far left lane and then decided...Hey! I need to be on 154th and just turned right....right into the biker.

Also from the pix the bike is dark color and at 5am....probably hard to see.

This sux and it gets my nerves tingling to possibly give up riding.
Jun 22nd 2016, 09:45 AM   #7
 
  Jan 2016
  Lynnwood WA

  2007 Yamaha FZ6, 2008 Aprilia Tuono & 2009 Yamaha WR250R
It serves as a reminder to not allow yourself to be in anyone's blind spot. Hell, I do my best to not even be beside a cager if I can possible avoid it. RIP rider...
Jun 22nd 2016, 10:11 AM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Guy at work rode over the marks on his way into work...
You just have to keep your eyes on a swivel and know the cages are all out to kill you. That said, then one of them will make the extra effort. Drivers seem to be worse this year than ever.
Jun 22nd 2016, 10:29 AM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  Buckley

RIP rider....

I do not understand people in this state they either do not see you or want to make sure they kill you.

This was just this morning, I have my reason(s) for riding the outside line. And it's served me well for the last 25k miles commuting to work. So I'm not posting this to discuss my preference of lane position. Or my crossing of the double white...

Having said it's so nice this guy saw me but wanted to make sure to block my line of sight..

Jun 22nd 2016, 10:45 AM   #10
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  Jan 2016
  Spokane

  '10 SF1098S
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Originally Posted by tchase
RIP rider....

I do not understand people in this state they either do not see you or want to make sure they kill you.

This was just this morning, I have my reason(s) for riding the outside line. And it's served me well for the last 25k miles commuting to work. So I'm not posting this to discuss my preference of lane position. Or my crossing of the double white...

Having said it's so nice this guy saw me but wanted to make sure to block my line of sight..

It's always some dude in a jacked up truck that hates getting passed by motorcyclists.
Jun 22nd 2016, 10:47 AM   #11
 tchase's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Buckley

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Originally Posted by ridethepiggy
It's always some dude in a jacked up truck that hates getting passed by motorcyclists.
I swear I was not going to pass him, like I said I have my reason for riding the line one of them being LOS. I was perfectly happy to stay behind him for the reminder of the stretch as long as I could see around him.
Jun 22nd 2016, 12:27 PM   #12
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  Jan 2016
  space needle

Quote:
Originally Posted by tchase
I swear I was not going to pass him, like I said I have my reason for riding the line one of them being LOS. I was perfectly happy to stay behind him for the reminder of the stretch as long as I could see around him.
good line and smart move, always need to see what's in front of the vehicle ahead of you. If you don't pay attention to that, a mattress or some junk can suddenly appear right in front you after the vehicle ahead just runs over it un-affected.

the seattle bubble <snicker>
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Jun 22nd 2016, 12:47 PM   #13
 TREX600's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Custer, WA

  Suzuki 09 GSXR 1000 Suzuki 09 DRZ 400SM 1970 Yamaha 250 DT1 Enduro
So sad when a fellow rider is longer with us
RIP Fellow rider
Jun 22nd 2016, 12:53 PM   #14
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  Feb 2016
  Portland

  2015 KTM 1190 Adventure; 2010 WR250R
RIP rider.
Jun 22nd 2016, 03:11 PM   #15
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  Jan 2016
  Richland

  Yamaha FZ1, KTM Super Duke GT, Yamaha FJR, Yamaha XS650
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Originally Posted by Nathan
good line and smart move, always need to see what's in front of the vehicle ahead of you. If you don't pay attention to that, a mattress or some junk can suddenly appear right in front you after the vehicle ahead just runs over it un-affected.

the seattle bubble <snicker>
Yep.

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