A motorcyclist suffered critical injuries and was hospitalized Wednesday, August 7, 2019 after colliding with a SUV on Highway 531 near 59th Avenue NE in Arlington. (Arlington Fire Department)

A motorcyclist suffered critical injuries and was hospitalized Wednesday, August 7, 2019 after colliding with a SUV on Highway 531 near 59th Avenue NE in Arlington. (Arlington Fire Department)

Motorcyclist hospitalized after crash with SUV in Arlington

Highway 531 was closed between 51st Avenue NE and 59th Avenue NE for the collision investigation.

ARLINGTON — A motorcyclist suffered critical injuries Wednesday morning after a crash with a SUV on Highway 531.

The vehicles collided before 7 a.m. near 59th Avenue NE, the Arlington Fire Department said. The motorcycle driver was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett.

A motorcyclist suffered critical injuries and was hospitalized Wednesday, August 7, 2019 after colliding with a SUV on Highway 531 near 59th Avenue NE in Arlington. (Arlington Fire Department)

A motorcyclist suffered critical injuries and was hospitalized Wednesday, August 7, 2019 after colliding with a SUV on Highway 531 near 59th Avenue NE in Arlington. (Arlington Fire Department)

Photos from the fire department show a thick fog in the area.

The highway reopened by 10:27 a.m. after several hours of being closed between 51st Avenue NE and 59th Avenue NE during the investigation.

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