At 8:38 a.m., Fire District 1 units responded to a car-motorcycle collision at 220th St. SW and 66th Ave. W. The motorcyclist, a 25 year-old male
in his 40’s, was transported by paramedics to Harborview Medical Center. His injuries are serious, but do not appear to be life-threatening. The driver of the car, a woman in her 20s, was transported by ambulance to Swedish/Edmonds with minor injuries.
Currently police have 220th St SW blocked off and are rerouting traffic.
This page will be updated as more details are released.
UPDATE 11/11 11:15am: Northbound on 66th and eastbound on 220th are still closed to traffic at the accident scene and traffic is being detoured.
UPDATE 11/11 11:45am: East bound 220th is closed across 66th, as is South bound access from westbound 220th. North bound 66th is also closed. Here are some photo taken by Mark Hopkins.
UPDATE 11/11 1:45pm: According to police, the car was travelling westbound on 220th and turning left on to 66th Ave W when it struck the motorcycle, which was travelling eastbound on 220th. Police are conducting a full investigation so traffic may be diverted for most of the afternoon.
We have also learned that the man on the motorcycle may be an employee of Premera, whose headquarters are very close to the scene of the accident.
UPDATE 11/11 2:30pm: The scene of the accident has been cleaned up and all the roads have been re-opened.
UPDATE 11/12 8:30am: The man who was driving the motorcycle is currently being monitored due to his injuries, which at this time are not believed to be life threating.
UPDATE 11/13:The police report of the incident says that two witnesses saw the BMW turn left in to the path of the oncoming motorcycle. The motorcycle driver said he had a green light. The BMW driver said that she started turning left and then broken glass was everywhere. She said she did not see the motorcycle. The motorcycle driver was transported to Harborview and the driver of the BMW was transported to Swedish.
UPDATE 11/14:The motorcycle driver is still at Harborview recovering from the accident. The brother of the driver gives us an update on the extent of his injuries:
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage to his brain, Hairline fracture to his right wrist, torn MCL/ACL in his right knee, possible ruptured artery in his leg as well, and he has a spot in his vision from the hemorrhage in his brain leading to his retina. Doctors expect him to make a full recovery, He definitely had god looking out for him that day.