FOLLOWUP: Motorcycle crash turns deadly

On Sunday night, we reported on a motorcycle crash in Highland Park that left the rider seriously hurt. Friends of the rider, who identified him as Joel Eggert, subsequently said he was not expected to survive, and today Harborview Medical Center confirmed to WSB that Mr. Eggert has died. We just checked with police and while the investigation remains in a preliminary stage, they believe Mr. Eggert’s motorcycle hit the traffic circle at 12th SW and SW Thistle, before crashing between 12th and 13th, and that no other vehicle was involved. One friend describes him as a well-known “huge supporter of local music.” He was 46 years old.

13 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Motorcycle crash turns deadly"

  • RS December 6, 2016 (4:40 pm)

    Godspeed Joel Eggert. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

    • Dale December 6, 2016 (9:02 pm)

      He was well loved in these parts based on my FB comments. 

    • G R December 9, 2016 (2:51 pm)

      Highland Park sending the deepest of condolences.

  • JTH December 7, 2016 (2:28 am)

    Joel, I have all the tracks you cut safe and sound here at the studio, Ill treasure them man, U worked harder than ever you said and i worked you hard,  RIP ,  

    Damn It. 

    • Xana La Fuente December 9, 2016 (12:59 am)

      I would love to hear those and maybe get a copy for my video we are having a memorial at Slims please contact me either way Xana La Fuente @ or Facebook pm me

    • M Eggert December 10, 2016 (8:35 am)

      I’d love a copy of them if it ever gets to that point. I’m sure most of our family would. 

  • Wendell December 7, 2016 (7:30 am)

    Condolences to the family and friend, from fellow riders.

  • Wendell December 7, 2016 (7:31 am)


  • Dave December 8, 2016 (9:40 am)

    This guy was one of the coolest people on my block. He will be very missed.

  • SJ December 8, 2016 (11:34 am)

    He was a very popular guy and clearly very much loved and respected. I didn’t know him personally myself, I knew of him but we had a lot of mutual friends and this has left a massive hole in their lives and hearts. my love and condolences goes out to all his friends and family x

  • Kathy December 8, 2016 (6:18 pm)

    There’s a lovely Christmas tree memorial to Joel down by the Alki Bathhouse.  Be safe everyone. Condolences to his friends and family.

  • Xana La Fuente December 9, 2016 (12:57 am)

    Memorial the 18thg at Slims

  • Xana La Fuente December 9, 2016 (1:03 am)

    Please help his kids  if you can or share the Go Fund Me his son was living with him is only 17 and has no one else -

    * You’ll see if you read the updates that his organs all matched donors and he probably saved a few lives by being an organ donor 

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