Two Men Dead After Friday Motorcycle Collisions

Two men died on Friday after crashing their motorcycles in separate incidents.

At 12:46 p.m., police responded to a collision at Military Road South and 29th Avenue South. A witness said he was driving northbound on Military Road South when the motorcyclist passed him on the left at a high rate of speed. The motorcycle driver appeared to accelerate, then lost control of the bike and hit a guard rail. The 30-year-old man was transported by Seattle Fire Department Medics to Harborview Medical Center, where he died from his injuries several hours later. The motorcycle had been reported stolen in Seattle earlier this month.

Just after 9:00 p.m., police were called to the 4th Avenue exit ramp of the Spokane Street viaduct for a collision. Two men had been riding their motorcycles eastbound, heading towards I-5 South. The first rider mistakenly took the 4th Avenue exit, and was travelling too fast to navigate the turn. He crashed into the guard rail of the exit ramp and was thrown from his motorcycle onto the ground below. SFD declared the 31-year-old man deceased at the scene.

The Traffic Collision Investigation Squad will investigate both of these incidents.