Port Angeles WA Motorcycle Wreck: Biker hits sign post, severs leg on Hwy 112

Port Angeles WA Motorcycle Wreck: Biker hits sign post, severs leg on Hwy 112


06/14/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Nicole Howley // Nicole Howley

Port Angeles, WA—A violent crash cost one motorcyclist his leg, when he slammed into a sign post along the Olympic Peninsula highway at a high rate of speed. The Washington State Patrol (WSP) rushed to the scene on Highway 112 in rural Clallam County at around 5:50 p.m., Saturday, June 12, 2010, as reported by the Seattle Post Intelligencer.

According to the WSP investigation, a 20-year-old Silverdale man was traveling westbound on a 2009 Yamaha YZF-R6 motorcycle at a high rate of speed, when he tried to negotiate a curve to the left near Lyre River Road. The biker was traveling too fast when he hit the turn, causing him to become airborne and jump over Lyre River Road. As a result, he hit a stop sign post with his right leg, completely severing the lower leg. The leg was then thrown into the air and into a ditch on the eat side of Highway 112, across from Lyre River Road.

The motorcyclist continued traveling just on momentum, where he hit several trees and finally came to a stop.

The biker was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. His condition was not disclosed.

The WSP says the motorcyclist was driving too fast for the road conditions and may face possible reckless driving charges. They do not believe drugs or alcohol were involved.

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