TACOMA, WA — A 33-year-old man was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after his motorcycle hit a car near Tacoma’s Eastside neighborhood, reports The News Tribune.
The collision occurred at the corner of Pacific Avenue and South 65th Street at about 2:15 p.m.
According to the Tacoma Police Department, the man was driving a motorcycle southbound on the outermost lane of Pacific Avenue when a driver emerged onto the road from South 65th Street and into the rider’s direct path. The motorcyclist collided with the car as it was turning right onto the road.
Officials said that even as the car stopped at the stop sign, its driver appeared to not have seen the motorcycle while proceeding to make a right turn.
The rider was rushed to a local hospital with broken bones, but officials said his injuries are considered non-life-threatening.
A section of Pacific Avenue between South 64th Street and South 67th Street was shut down during the response but was later reopened at 4:00 p.m.
No further details have been shared at this time, but police said the driver of the car was not suspected of intoxication.
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