The Seattle to Portland (STP) bike ride is celebrating its 40th anniversary with up to 10,000 riders bicycling from Seattle to Portland. Althauser Rayan Abbarno injury attorneys remind drivers and bicyclists to use cause and prevent injuries.
STP is a 200 mile ride from July 13-14 that begins in Seattle. The midway point is Saturday in Centralia, with the race finishing in Portland on Sunday.
STP is considered one of the top 1o biggest recreational bicycle rides in the country. It is organized by Cascade Bicycle Club.
The injury attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno want to remind bicyclists and drivers to use caution this weekend. According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, there are over 400 reported bicycle collisions in 2019; including 2 fatalities.
“Our injury attorneys see bicycle and pedestrian collisions all the time,” said Peter Abbarno, partner with Althauser Rayan Abbarno. “We are only 7 months into 2019 and there have been 400 reported Bike Accident. Bicycle and pedestrian collisions are on the rise. With 10,000 more STP riders on the road, vehicles and bike riders need to be even more aware of their surroundings and follow the rules of the road.” Althauser Rayan Abbarno is a law firm with offices in Olympia and Centralia.
Not all collisions can be avoided; however, sharing the road, having patience, wearing a helmet, and following the traffic laws can greatly reduce injuries. If you or someone you know has been injured, call the Bike Accident Attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno in Centralia and Olympia at (360) 736-1301. Althauser Rayan Abbarno represents injury victims throughout the State of Washington.
The Washington State Department of Transportation asks motorists to observe the rules of the road for safe driving around people on bikes and to prepare for travel delays during the popular recreational ride. As state driving laws periodically change, drivers may want to review the state driver guide and the driving among bicyclists section.
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If you or someone you know was injured in a vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian collision, contact the injury attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno for a free consultation in Olympia or Centralia. Call (360) 736-1301.
For more than 70 years, Althauser Rayan Abbarno has represented individuals and businesses in our community. Contact our attorneys near you in Centralia and Olympia by calling (360) 736-1301.