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Published on May 24, 2024
19-Year-Old Motorcyclist Killed in North Seattle Collision, Elderly Pair in Other Vehicle InjuredSource: Seattle Police Department

A tragic turn of events unfolded late Thursday afternoon in North Seattle when a motorcycle and a vehicle were involved in a deadly crash. According to the Seattle Police Blotter, the accident occurred at approximately 4:47 p.m. along the 13700 block of Aurora Avenue North.

The sequence of the events began when patrol officers rushed to the scene following reports of the accident. The collision involved a young motorcyclist, who was fatally injured, and an older couple in the other vehicle. Despite rapid intervention by the Seattle Fire Department and their attempts at providing medical aid, the 19-year-old motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

There were two occupants in the vehicle involved in the crash: both the driver and passenger were in their 70s. The Seattle Fire Department treated the passenger for minor injuries and transported her to Harborview Medical Center in a stable condition. The male driver managed to escape physical harm.

A Drug Recognition Expert evaluated the elderly driver on-site and found no signs of impairment. In the midst of rush-hour traffic, the accident brought a host of emergency responders to where motorcycle and the vehicle had collided near the bus lane. As detectives with the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad began their work, officers established perimeters around the incident, significantly impacting the flow of traffic.