MOTORCYCLE DRIVER DIES IN HIGH SPEED CRASH
July 03, 2008
(MONROE, WA) -- A motorcycle rider was killed instantly last Monday evening in a high-speed collision near Monroe with a passenger vehicle in a collision so forceful it flipped the passenger vehicle over.
Authorities say the motorcyclist’s Harley-Davidson plowed into a Pontiac Grand Am at Tualco Road and Highway 203 just a few miles south of Monroe on Highway 203. The collision’s force flipped the Pontiac over.
Two people were in the car, a female driver and a male passenger, and both suffered serious injuries. They were flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Their identities or extent of injuries were not immediately known.
Several witnesses told Washington State Patrol troopers the motorcyclist was speeding at an extremely high rate of speed.
The accident occurred around 7:30 pm just as the Pontiac Grand Am was headed eastbound on Tualco Road. The driver had just pulled the vehicle onto the highway when the motorcycle rammed into the driver’s side of the Pontiac. The accident blocked all lanes of the highway and traffic was finally able to move around the wreckage by traversing the shoulder of the road late Monday evening.