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Suicide ruling suspicious

Regarding the fatal motorcycle versus Spokane Transit Authority bus accident: When I first heard it was ruled a suicide, I immediately thought that was odd. I was curious as to how the medical examiner was able to arrive at that conclusion. It appeared to me to be another unfortunate accident where a driver failed to yield for some reason, probably a distraction or inattention.

The June 22 article on a family member of the victim made me even more suspicious about the ruling. I admit that I do not know the full details of the accident. But after reading the family member’s account, my concern is that the medical examiner may not have had indisputable evidence before making such a distressing determination.

If that result was based on unsubstantiated or incomplete information, that is irresponsible and just wrong. The family is already going through the grief of losing a loved one; this only magnifies their tragedy.

Dan Simmons

Medical Lake

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