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SPD motorcycle officer seriously injured in crash

Subaru

Picture from the scene of a motorcycle crash involving an SPD officer.

SEATTLE — A 57-year-old Seattle Police Department motorcycle patrol officer was transported to Harborview Medical Center around 9:15 a.m. Monday after his bike was struck by a car near the intersection of 4th Avenue South and South Lander Street.

According to the SPD, the officer suffered serious injuries, but is in stable condition. 

The motorcycle officer was traveling westbound bound South Lander Street just past 3rd Avenue South when a Subaru Forestor struck him. The impact knocked the officer down and injured him, police said. A man who witnessed the accident used the officer’s leg radio to notify dispatch. 

A drug recognition expert evaluated the driver of the Subaru and found no indications of impairment, police said. The driver is cooperating with investigators. 

2 comments

  • Mike Myers

    A lot of people see workers compensation as the end of the road. They think that when they get hurt while working it's their only recourse. It isn't!

    The Seattle Police Officer is going to receive what's called a Third Party Election Form from the Department of Labor and Industries. It's really important the officer fills out the form and indicates that he wants to pursue the third party claim (rather than letting the Department do it for him).

    The Department is motivated to recover what it pays out. It's not motivated to recover for pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, etc. (I know, I've been hired by the Department to pursue third-party cases.)

    An injury at work throws a major monkey wrench into your life. It's important to focus on your recovery and getting back to work. Talk with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney and let him jump through the legal hoops while you're getting better.

  • Michael Kors Satchels Handbags

    1988: Congress expands Medicare by adding a prescription drug benefit and catastrophic care coverage. It doesn’t last long. Barraged by protests from older Americans upset about paying a tax to finance the additional coverage, Congress repeals the law the next year.

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