Motorcycle rider dies after losing control on Nevada St/N Foothills Dr

Corporal Maplethorpe


Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 8:50 p.m.


Motorcycle rider dies after losing control on N Nevada St just North of North Foothills Dr.

Today, August 19, 2020, at approximately 5:39 PM, Spokane Police responded to the report of a vehicle versus motorcycle collision on N Nevada St near E Euclid Ave.  Callers stated the motorcycle rider was not moving after the collision.

Police units arrived on scene and immediately began life saving measures.  Spokane Fire Department personnel arrived shortly thereafter and took over life saving measures.  Unfortunately, despite their efforts the rider was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators from the SPD Collision Investigation Unit responded to the scene to investigate the incident.  Preliminary findings and witnesses indicate speed and improper braking appear to have been the factors causing the motorcyclist to lose control in the corner.  The driver of the other vehicle stayed on scene and was very cooperative with investigators.  The driver was not intoxicated.

The motorcyclist was not wearing a Department of Transportation (DOT) approved helmet.

Spokane Police thanks all of the witnesses who stayed to provide information regarding this incident.

Motorcycles are a fun and exciting way to travel, however riding a motorcycle can pose more dangers than driving a vehicle.  It is highly recommended to wear the following protective gear when riding a motorcycle:

  • Helmet
  • Eye Protection
  • Jacket
  • Gloves
  • Pants
  • Boots

Always ride safely by following posted speed limits and other signs.  Your family and friends will greatly appreciate the safety measures you take when you ride.

If you witnessed this incident and have not spoken with investigators, please call Crime Check (509-456-2233).

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