Brothers die in Kirkland motorcycle accident after falling many feet | Update
September 12, 2012 · Updated 11:36 AM
Kirkland police responded to a motorcycle accident with injuries at approximately 6:15 p.m. Saturday evening. The incident occurred on the 11600 block of N.E. 132nd Street.
A motorcycle with brothers Eldon and Gerald Lutz was headed north in the parking lot of the Totem Lake neighborhood park-and-ride when the motorcycle hit the curb at a high rate of speed and fell approximately 15-20 feet down onto N.E. 132nd Street, according to Kirkland police officials.
One of the brothers was then struck by a passing vehicle in the westbound lane.
The Lutz’s were taken to Harborview Hospital where they both later died from their injuries, police say.
It is unknown at this time what caused the motorcycle to accelerate and lose control in the park-and-ride lot. Kirkland Police Traffic Investigation Unit was on the scene and N.E. 132nd was closed for several hours while the investigation continued.