Motorcyclist dies after collision with car on NE 145th

Monday, May 6, 2019

Vehicle was hit at high speed by motorcyclist weaving in and out of traffic.
Because 145th is a state highway, the Washington State Patrol was the
investigating agency. They did not cite the driver.
Photo courtesy WSP


Jason Charles Yu, 23, of Bothell, died of his injuries after a collision on NE 145th Monday at 6:30pm.

Yu was riding a 2006 Honda CBR600 motorcycle.

According to the Washington State Patrol, which was the investigating agency, Yu was traveling eastbound on SR523/NE 145th at a high rate of speed, in and out of traffic.

A 52 year old female driver from Seattle was making a left turn onto 17th NE. Yu's motorcycle struck her 2019 Honda Fit on its right side and came to rest blocking lanes one and two eastbound NE 145th/SR523.

The motorist was not injured. The motorcycle was totalled and the car was damaged. The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet and the driver was using the seatbelt.

Cause of the accident: speed.

The driver of the car was not cited.

5-10-19 updated with WSP scene photo

4 comments:

Anonymous,  May 7, 2019 at 12:40 PM  

Again - I don't understand why people turning left are not ticketed when their actions create crashes - you need to be able to tell that another vehicle is approaching quickly and how long your turn will take - if you can't then please use Uber.

Anonymous,  May 9, 2019 at 12:36 PM  

Anonymous: read the article - "Cause of the accident: speed"

Anonymous,  May 13, 2019 at 8:46 AM  

The motorcyclist was, according to the article, darting around traffic traveling eastbound on NE 145th as he was going at a high rate of speed. The driver of the vehicle making the left turn may not have had a chance to react in time to the motorcyclist’s actions. So unfortunate.

Anonymous,  May 14, 2019 at 1:20 PM  

"Again - I don't understand why people turning left are not ticketed when their actions create crashes - you need to be able to tell that another vehicle is approaching quickly and how long your turn will take - if you can't then please use Uber."
That's ridiculous, only one person has fault here and that person is now deceased. Luckily his recklessness didn't hurt anyone else; riding like that puts everyone on the road at risk.

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