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June 30, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Motorcyclist speeding away from cop collides with truck

A motorcyclist was seriously injured Sunday morning when he collided with a truck while a police car was chasing him, attempting to stop him for speeding.

An officer in a Seattle patrol car saw the motorcycle at about 7:30 a.m. turning onto Greenwood Avenue North, northbound, from Holman Road Northwest. The officer turned on his lights and siren and tried to catch up to the motorcyclist, who failed to stop and turned onto eastbound North 125th Street. The police car kept chasing him, but lost sight of him twice as the motorcyclist sped through the neighborhood. When the motorcyclist apparently tried to turn onto southbound Greenwood Avenue North from North 122nd Street, he collided with a pickup truck heading northbound on Greenwood Avenue North.

Police are still reconstructing the accident, but the motorcyclist would have encountered a stop sign at North 122nd Street and Greenwood Avenue North.

The motorcyclist, a man in his 20s, was transported to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The man driving the pickup truck and his passenger were not injured.

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