State Patrol Seeks Witnesses To Felony Hit & Run Collision That Injured Motorcycle Rider June 21, 2018
CLICK TO ENLARGE: WSP photos of accident scene
(KING COUNTY, WA.) – The Washington State Patrol is looking to talk with any witnesses to a hit and run collision Wednesday (yesterday) that badly injured a motorcycle rider.
The incident happened about 8:05 am Wed. June 20. The state patrol responded to a report of a collision Southbound on State Route 167, just South of I-405 in the Tukwila area involving a motorcycle.
“Once troopers arrived, they discovered that the motorcycle rider, a 50 year old male from Sammamish, had sustained serious injuries,” said WSP Trooper Rick Johnson.
The motorcycle was traveling SB SR 167 in lane 3 when a blue sedan changed from lane 2 to lane 3 forcing the motorcycle to collide with the jersey barrier and “go down” on the pavement ejecting the rider.
See photos of motorcycle at accident see above right.
“The blue sedan continued south without stopping which is the reason the driver is being sought for Felony Hit and Run,” said Johnson. No information on the blue car was obtained at the time of the collision.
The rider was stabilized by Renton Fire Dept. first responders and King County Medic One, then was subsequently transported to Harborview Medical Center.
WSP detectives are seeking any information that would lead to identifying the blue sedan and the driver. Please contact Detective Vik Mauro at (425) 401-7746 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.