Motorcyclist involved in pair of crashes on I-5

EVERETT — Troopers are investigating two related accidents on northbound I-5 on Tuesday in Everett.

A motorcyclist crashed about 3:05 p.m. on the freeway, just north of the Everett Mall, said trooper Mark Francis with the Washington State Patrol.

About a minute later, the motorcyclist was struck by a Sound Transit bus, Francis said.

The man was taken to a local hospital for a medical evaluation, Everett Fire Marshal Rick Robinson said.

He was listed in stable condition and was expected to survive, Francis said. He may have avoided serious injuries because he went under the bus axle, not the wheels. Crews initially requested a medical helicopter, Robinson said. The request later was canceled.

Traffic slowed in the area for more than an hour.

More in Local News

Agencies launch coordinated response to an opioid ‘emergency’

Health workers, law enforcement agencies and emergency managers are responding as they might to a disaster.

King County sheriff could face felony charge in groping case

A former deputy claims John Urquhart groped him. Renton police forwarded the case to the prosecutor.

Snohomish County Council passes a no-new-taxes budget

The spending plan still funds the hiring of five new sheriff’s deputies and a code enforcement officer.

Alleged philanderer attacked with hammer near Everett

His girlfriend had accused him of cheating and allegedly called on another man to confront him.

Pair charged with first-degree robbery in marijuana theft

A man was shot in the head during a holdup that was supposed to net about an ounce of pot.

Puffy-coated robbery suspect arrested on Whidbey

The suspect apparently wore the same outfit in 2 robberies at the same place in less than 2 weeks.

Planning — and patience — can ease Thanksgiving travel

The Washington State Department of Transportation offers information to help guide planning.

Hiker rescued on Boulder River trail after 15-foot fall

She was reported to have possible leg and rib fractures.

Front Porch

JUST FOR YOUTH Fun with leftovers The week after Thanksgiving is always… Continue reading

Most Read