Fatal Motorcycle Crash Involving Semi-Truck Collision on Valley Avenue Ignites Blaze

PUYALLUP, WA (September 22, 2023) – In the early hours of Sunday morning, a tragic collision between a semi-truck and a motorcyclist on Valley Avenue Northwest claimed the life of the rider.

The devastating incident occurred on September 17th, at approximately 3:00 a.m., in the 900 block of Valley Avenue.

The accident involved a 34-year-old motorcyclist and a semi-truck. Upon receiving the call, Puyallup Police, along with Central Pierce Fire and Rescue, rushed to the scene and were met with a harrowing sight—the semi-truck was engulfed in flames.

Initial investigations revealed that the motorcyclist had been traveling at a high rate of speed when he collided with the semi. The force of the impact ejected the rider from his motorcycle, and tragically, officials pronounced him deceased at the crash site.

Remarkably, the driver of the semi-truck emerged from the collision unscathed. Authorities attributed the incident to excessive speed and reckless driving.

Furthermore, the crash resulted in the ignition of nearby power lines, causing power outages in the surrounding areas. Firefighters promptly responded to extinguish the blaze and worked diligently to restore power to the affected neighborhood. Following the collision, road crews cordoned off the affected sections of the road to facilitate cleanup and preliminary investigative work.

The Sweet James law firm sends out its heartfelt sympathies to the friends and family of the victim.

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