51-Year-Old Motorcyclist Dies in Hit-and-Run Crash on State Route 16 [Tacoma, WA]

51-Year-Old Motorcyclist Dies in Hit-and-Run Crash on State Route 16 [Tacoma, WA]

Fatal Collision at Sprague Avenue East Injures Driver

Tacoma, WA (September 16, 2022) – Earlier today, a 51-year-old male motorcyclist from Grapeview, WA, sustained fatal injuries in a hit-and-run crash on State Route 16.

The fatal collision happened before 12:30 a.m. at Sprague Avenue East.

When the officers arrived at the scene, they located the motorcyclist dead while another driver was injured.

However, the third driver already fled the scene.

According to the officers, the hit-and-run suspect was driving west in the eastbound lanes of the freeway. As a result, the suspect’s vehicle collided head on into a motorcyclist and another car. 

The paramedics took the second driver to St. Joseph Medical Center

In the meantime, the WSP and the Tacoma Police Department are still searching for the suspect. 

Officers added that the suspect in the collision at Sprague Avenue was driving a white 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

There is no information if the suspect ditched their car and fled on foot. Also, it is still unknown if drugs or alcohol were involved in the fatal incident.


We at Sweet Lawyers extend our condolences to the loved ones of the deceased in the hit-and-run crash on State Route 16. May the bereaved find peace in this time of sorrow.


When a Loved One Dies in Collision

We at Sweet Lawyers understand that losing a loved one in an incident similar to the hit-and-run crash on State Route 16 is devastating.

More so, if it is to deal with the legalities of a wrongful death case. You need the help of legal experts to fight for you and to get the justice your loved one deserves.

The benefit of getting yourself a wrongful death attorney is that they will help you get compensation for the economic and non-economic damages incurred as a result of the death.

However, know that with a wrongful death case, there is a time limit on which the bereaved of the deceased in the hit-and-run crash on State Route 16 can take legal action. These restrictions are called the statute of limitations. It will only allow you to file a wrongful death lawsuit within a certain amount of time. When these expire, the legal claim is no longer valid. Thus, the loved ones can no longer file a lawsuit.

Thus, it is crucial to know and understand these time limitations, as they vary from state to state and case to case.

So, to those who love the motorcyclist that died in the collision at Sprague Avenue East, talk to us here at Sweet Lawyers. Our legal experts will guide you on how to go about a possible wrongful death claim.

In fact, when you hire us, our attorneys will exhaust their best to ensure you get the maximum settlement. They will speak to witnesses and analyze evidence.

Call our offices right now at (800) 674 7852.

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