A 15-year-old Washington boy was severely injured in a bicycle accident in West Seattle this week. Seattle Police say that even though the boy was wearing a helmet, he suffered a severe head injury when he ran a stop sign and was struck by a pickup truck.

West Seattle Teen Suffers Head Injury While Biking Through Intersection | Seattle Lawyer

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According to the Seattle Times and West Seattle Police, a 15-year-old boy suffered serious head injuries in a car and cyclist collision at the intersection of Delridge Way Southwest and Southwest Cloverdale Street.

While the teen was wearing a bicycle helmet, the Seattle Fire Department reported that the boy did not stop at a stop sign and slammed into a truck that had right-of-way. Emergency responders rushed the teen to Harborview Medical Center, where he is being treated for his injuries.

The Washington bike accident is still under investigation, though the driver of the pickup truck is not expected to be cited or charged. The intersection was closed for under an hour as police collected evidence at the scene of the accident.

A note: while helmets do not prevent all head injuries from taking place during a bicycle accident, they have been proven to significantly reduce the occurrence and seriousness of traumatic brain injuries.

This information was provided as a service by Andrew Kim Law Firm.  Andrew Kim Law Firm is based out of Bellevue Washington. Andre Kim Law Firm focuses on Washington personal injury cases such as: Bellevue bicycle accidents, Seattle wrongful death, and Tacoma motorcycle accidents.

If you've suffered any injuries as a result of a motorcycle accident, call the Andrew Kim Law Firm.  You can speak to an experienced attorney to discuss your accident and your injuries in a free consultation.  In the Bellevue and surrounding area, call (425) 289-1990. In Tacoma and the South Sound, call (253) 682-2000.  You can also reach our office toll free at (800) 636-3676.

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