There have been 755 motorcycle-involved wrecks in Washington this year, 34 of which were fatal, according to state Department of Transportation data.
Six of those fatal crashes and 40 of the state’s 250 wrecks that were thought to involve serious injuries happened in Pierce County this year, according to WSDOT’s Crash Data Portal.
At least three of Pierce County’s fatal crashes were in the past month or so. A motorcyclist died in a wreck near University Place on Tuesday; another died earlier this month from a crash in Tacoma; and an accident in June killed a motorcyclist in the South Hill area.
Those statewide and Pierce County figures did not include a fatal motorcycle wreck that happened Thursday night on state Route 7 in Tacoma.
The past two years were particularly deadly for motorcyclists in the state.
The Washington Traffic Safety Commission put out a news release in May