motorcycle crash

Yakima Police seek witnesses to fatal motorcycle crash

YAKIMA, Wash. — The Yakima Police Department is investigating a crash that killed a 73-year-old motorcyclist Saturday morning.   According to police, the motorcyclist was travelling eastbound in the 1400 block of W. Lincoln Avenue around 10:45 a.m. when he…

$7.5M award upheld for Spokane crash that paralyzed woman

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Appellate judges in Washington state are upholding a $7.5-million jury award for a woman paralyzed in a motorcycle crash. Madelynn Tapken was on a motorcycle with Conrad Malinak in 2011 when they crashed at a fork in the road south of Spokane. County employees testified at a trial that there were no warning signs about the maximum safe speed for the curve. The lawsuit alleged a bush blocked Malinak's view of the sharpness of the curve.