Motorcyclist injured in collision on SR-526

By Sara Bruestle | May 04, 2012

A Mercer Island man was injured Friday, May 4, when he fell from his motorcycle and was struck by a car on SR-526. The driver of the car was a 68-year-old Mukilteo woman.

The collision occurred around 7:30 a.m. just east of Airport Road, said Everett police Lt. Robert Goetz said.

"When officers arrived, they found the motorcyclist seriously injured on the ground," Goetz said.

Police are still investigating the cause of the collision. No arrest was made or citation issued.

It appears that the motorcyclist had been transitioning from northbound Airport Road to eastbound SR-526 when he lost control of his motorcycle and went to the ground, Goetz said.

The motorcycle continued to slide across the highway and came to rest against an interior concrete barrier. The motorcyclist, 24, tumbled into the eastbound lanes where he was struck by the driver of the car, a Subaru, Goetz said.

“There isn’t any indication from our investigation that the driver of the Subaru had anywhere to go to avoid what happened,” he said. “That being said, we won’t say that absolutely until the investigators have completed their investigation.”

The motorcyclist was transported to Providence Hospital in Everett with what Goetz described as “very serious injuries.”

Mukilteo officers assisted with a shutdown of SR-526 following the collision. The highway was closed for about an hour as investigators processed the scene.

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