Authorities and family are puzzled after two local brothers were killed in a recent Totem Lake motorcycle accident.

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Police Investigate Mysterious Kirkland Motorcycle Accident Deaths


Posted on Oct 13, 2012

Two men were killed in a Washington State motorcycle accident on Saturday, September 8, at around 6:15 in the evening. Both family members and authorities are baffled by the circumstances of the fatal bike accident, which remains under investigation.

According to local news sources and the Kirkland Police, two brothers were riding a motorcycle around a park-and-ride parking lot in the Totem Lake area when the driver lost control. The bike struck a curb and flew into a wooded area. One man was ejected onto NE 132nd Street, where an oncoming car struck him.

Emergency responders rushed the brothers, 39-year-old Gerald Lutz of Seattle and 37-year-old Eldon Lutz of Kirkland, to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Both gentlemen later died of injuries sustained in the crash.

The family of the brothers says that it was out of the ordinary for the brothers to act in a reckless manner and do not understand how the crash took place. One witness to the Kirkland motorcycle accident stated that in the minutes before the accident, the brothers were driving at a reasonable speed around the lot. In the moment before the crash, the bike may have suddenly accelerated.

Police are unsure if the acceleration could have been caused by a mechanical error or driver error. They are also awaiting the report from the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The Washington motorcycle accident attorneys at the Andrew Kim Law Firm send their condolences to the friends, family, and loved ones of the Lutz brothers, and hope that they can find answers to the mysterious accident.

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