2 arrested, 1 injured after car deliberately rams motorcycle near Pacific

Staff writerAugust 14, 2013 

Two Bonney Lake residents were arrested and a Milton woman hospitalized after a car rammed a motorcycle late Tuesday near Pacific.

The collision happened about 11:45 p.m. on Ellingson Road and state Route 167. The off-ramp and one lane of the highway were closed for nearly three hours, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Troopers said a car and a motorcycle were traveling south on state Route 167 when the motorcycle took the exit to Ellingson Road. The car’s driver, a 34-year-old Bonney Lake woman, then deliberately rammed the motorcycle, troopers said.

A 26-year-old Milton woman who was on the back of the motorcycle was thrown off and the motorcycle hit a vehicle in front of it. The motorcycle’s driver, a 35-year-old Bonney Lake man, was hurt, troopers said.

The car drove across the median and stopped in the left lane of the highway, according to the State Patrol.

The Milton woman, who was wearing a helmet, was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the third vehicle, a 54-year-old Tacoma woman, was hurt and treated at the scene.

Troopers said no drugs or alcohol were involved in the incident. It was unclear why the woman allegedly rammed the motorcycle and why the motorcyclist was arrested.

stacia.glenn@thenewstribune.com

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