Everett Man Killed Saturday in Motorcycle Collision North of Enumclaw

Joshua Anderson, 20, was riding with a friend on S.E. 400th Street when he collided with a dump truck.

A 20-year-old Everett man was killed in a motorcycle versus dump truck collision Saturday north of Enumclaw, the King County Sheriff's Office reported.

The man and a friend on a second motorcycle were riding westbound on S.E. 400th Street at about 3:30 p.m. when he collided with a dump truck that was pulling out of a pasture on the 23400 block of S.E. 400th Street.

The truck driver later reported seeing the two motorcyclists but said he thought he had enough time to pull out, Sgt. Cindi West said. One motorcyclist, identified by the King County Medical Examiner's Office as Joshua Anderson subsequently struck the truck and died at the scene.

The other motorcyclist was not involved in the collision and was not hurt.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation though drugs and alcohol are not believed to be involved, West said.

Klondiko September 18, 2012 at 11:11 PM
It's a good bet that speed was involved.
anonymus September 18, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Yep, we live near by and you could hear them go by, but they were a blurr they were going to fast! Very sad...
brittney mather September 20, 2012 at 08:10 AM
You mean because he was a 20 year old boy who loved to ride...he was speeding. Can't wait until the facts come out for you and this whole world to read...maybe then you will truely understand how wrong your are, how tragic this is and maybe you and others will look twice for motorcycles. Rip josh anderson
Chris September 20, 2012 at 09:52 AM
Brittney,Brittney, Brittney he or she said they SAW them ride by and that they were speeding. The truck pulled out so we know what caused it but if they were going the speed limit they would have been more to to react. Whether its a car or motorcycle you dont pull out in front of it, so looking twice just for motorcycles wont change a thing...
PPK September 20, 2012 at 03:32 PM
If they were going 35-40 miles/hr like most of the speed limit in the city required they would have more time to react to situation like this , the impact killed the man on the scene suggest that they were not doing 35-40 , going 35-40 even if they hit the dump truck , the impact will not kill you, I ride motocycle myself I know how slow 35-40 is like , you know better the kind of bikes most of 20 year old ride , they are not 49 cc scooters , they are at least 600cc to 1000 cc or more and they are designed to go fast , you get on one of those bikes it is very difficult to go slow ,even if you want to go slow , every time you crank it , the bike just want to take off and go , very touchy ,so to blame it on the dump truck driver alone , it makes no sense , he should not back out in front of motocycles, he should know better that motocyclist ride on fast bikes you should wait for them to pass , they dont wait for you .if they have to choose between stop and wait ,or speed it up to pass , they would not wait of course , especially when they are on the fast bikes , if most of the 20 year old slow down to what speed limit requires none of this would ever happen again ....
briana s lopez September 20, 2012 at 11:13 PM
This is stupid because he was 20years old an on a street bike that means he was going fast an FYI even if a street bike is going slow you can hear them go by so saying oh I heard them go by dose not mean they were going fast an dose not make it ok as well the ducking driver said he seen them so why the Hell did he not stop its stupid people like that who get people killed
briana s lopez September 20, 2012 at 11:18 PM
Josh Anderson was a great kid an now his family has to go with out him don't blame it on the fucking street bike, bikes don't kill people ,people that don't pay attention kill people
briana s lopez September 20, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Joshua Anderson you will be missed more then you will ever know we love you with all our hearts for ever an always rest in peace you beautiful boy I will never forget you gone but never ever forgotten
Chris September 21, 2012 at 06:47 AM
People acting stupid on bikes get themselves and others killed and a bike going slow does sound different than a bike going fast(I own a bike) so get your facts straight and learn to spell correctly
Samantha Bell September 22, 2012 at 03:52 PM
It was determined that Joshua was not speeding. For anyone to ASSUME he was speeding or make it seem as if this is his fault is ignorant and cruel for his family to read. They were not the only ones riding on that road that day. The truck driver could not even speak English! The truck driver continued to drive away after the hit, never coming over to check on Josh! He had to be chased down. The family has all the details of what really happened so don't make assumptions or accusations about our precious loved one.
Haley September 23, 2012 at 11:54 PM
The speedometer was found and Josh was going 42 mph. UNDER the speed limit. I would like to also say, the truck driver saw that he hit Josh and RAN AWAY from the scene and when he drove off, he ran over Josh. If he had any chance in surviving, he ruined it by the hit and run. Josh loved to ride his bike, and loved his family. He was taken from us too soon.
Jordan September 24, 2012 at 12:48 AM
Wtf jake ur sorry for that. Talking about being evil when ur bing hypocritical , and racist towards Mexicans. Forget you and your uncle!
Jordan September 24, 2012 at 12:49 AM
Rip mr. Anderson
Jessie Pennington-Wacek September 26, 2012 at 07:28 PM
All of these comments are way too premature & disrespectful. NO ONE, except his riding partner who was on his own bike riding close to Josh knows more of the fine details. We have incredible officers serving our various communities. Men and women of HIGH integrity who are in the process of an in depth investigation. We are fortunate to have each of them, working diligently, using their individual expertise. The information they have collected and with precision put it all together, will be able to solve the case with FACTS not with unfair premature, prejudice judgements. It would be best if NO ONE posted anything until the investigative can do their work. Respect them to do a credible job in this SAD and HORRIFIC situation. Post your love for Josh and the fact you will miss him. Bitterness and prejudgement only shows a lack of intelligent thinking and is probably very dishearting for the investigation team, not to mention the greiving parents & family member. A greiving grandmother who will NEVER be the same without him in my life and my son and extended family's lives
Seahawks Superbowl March 25, 2014 at 12:22 AM
Whoever is commenting negatively on this post is selfish and disrespectful to Josh's family. The fact is the Truck driver pulled out in front of him wasn't paying attention and should pay for his actions in prison. Just like if a car hits a pedestrian it does not matter if the pedestrian intentionally jumped in front of the car NO MATTER what the car is in the wrong, so sad!!!! RIP JOSH


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