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December 16, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Kent police officer thrown from motorcycle while on duty

A Kent motorcycle officer was thrown from his motorcycle Tuesday night while en route to a dispatched call, police said. The officer, who was not identified, was conscious when found lying in the roadway in the 900 block of North Central Avenue. He was taken to a  hospital as a precaution, Kent Police Department spokesman Cmdr….


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August 27, 2014 at 6:15 AM

Motorcycle crash leaves one dead, passenger seriously injured

Update 7:40 a.m.: A crash on the West Seattle freeway early Wednesday that left a 32-year-old motorcyclist dead and his passenger seriously hurt occurred after the motorcyclist apparently failed to negotiate a curve. According to the Washington State Patrol, the motorcycle was heading east on the freeway just after 1 a.m.when it crashed near the exit ramp onto…


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July 11, 2014 at 5:56 AM

Two killed in motorcycle crash near Wapato

The Associated Press WAPATO, Wash. — Two people on a motorcycle were killed in a collision Thursday night near Wapato. The Washington State Patrol says the motorcycle collided with a pickup truck at an intersection on Highway 97. KNDO reports the patrol identified the dead as 17-year-old Omar Delgado of Union Gap and 21-year-old Yaritza Lopez of Yakima. The…


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January 23, 2014 at 5:32 AM

Motorcyclist dies in crash on Renton bike trail

RENTON (AP) — A motorcycle rider fleeing a Washington State Patrol trooper was killed in a crash just before 2 a.m. Thursday in Renton. The patrol says the rider had left Highway 169 and was on a parallel bicycle trail when he hit a pole. KING reports the chase began on Interstate 405 when the trooper tried…


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November 24, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Motorcyclist severely injured in University District collision

A motorcyclist was severely injured at 10:15 p.m. Saturday when he collided head-on with a Toyota making a left turn on Northeast  50th Street. The motorcycle was traveling west when it collided with the car at the University Way Northeast intersection. The rider slid under the car, sustaining life-threatening injuries, according to Seattle police. The rider was…


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November 18, 2013 at 9:21 AM

Seattle PD motorcycle officer hurt in collision

UPDATE : 1:07 p.m. | A Seattle police motorcycle officer was seriously injured in a collision this morning in the Sodo neighborhood. Just before 9 a.m., the officer was riding west on South Lander Street at Third Avenue South when the driver of a 2011 Subaru Forester made a U-turn in front of him, police said. The impact knocked the…


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September 26, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Biker going 130 mph wrecks on Interstate 205 in Portland

The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash.  A trooper’s radar clocked a motorcycle going 130 miles per hour before the cycle crashed just before 2 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 205 in southeast Portland. Oregon State Police said the motorcycle rider, 52-year-old Toby Olsen, was racing a 2004 Honda motorcycle northbound on I-205 and pulled up alongside a trooper at approximately…


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September 6, 2013 at 1:43 PM

Lightning-struck motorcyclist discharged from hospital

A Tenino motorcyclist who was struck by lightning on Interstate 5 during a rainstorm Thursday morning was released from Harborview Medical Center today, hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg says. The 59-year-old man, who has not been identified, was riding along the freeway near Chehalis when he was hit by the bolt of lightning. Martin Zapalac and his wife…


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September 2, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Hitting barrier kills motorcyclist in Pierce County

A motorcycle rider was fatally injured when he hit a barrier on Highway 509 near Dash Point State Park in the Tacoma area about 5:30 p.m. Monday. State Patrol Trooper Guy Gill said the victim, an adult male, did not have a motorcycle endorsement on his driver’s license. Gill said excessive speed and passing in a no-passing area…


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