Motorcycle Accident Results
At 11 p.m. one evening, 16-year-old Jody Holz was riding his 750cc Yamaha motorcycle on a little-traveled road in Whatcom County, Washington State. Burlington Northern had parked a freight train with a black tank car across the county road while the disengaged engines traveled to a nearby track to pick up additional cars. Although two 10-minute flares were left at the crossing, the accident occurred after they had burned out, but before the crew had returned to pick up the train. Jody Holz collided with the tank car and died.
Our client Kyle was riding his motorcycle near Port Townsend, Washington when a large dog, who had escaped his owner’s yard, ran into the road. Kyle could not avoid the dog and was thrown from the motorcycle on impact. Kyle was taken to Harborview and treated for a broken ankle. His treatment included surgical fixation of the fracture and physical therapy.