A motorcyclist was seriously injured late Monday when he tried to pass a vehicle and collided head-on with a car on state Route 302 north of Vaugh on the Key Peninsula, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The crash happened about 8:45 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of state Route 302 at Wright Bliss Road KPN.
Troopers received reports of an erratic motorcyclist on the highway before the collision, State Patrol spokeswoman Brooke Bova said.
Investigators determined the 52-year-old motorcyclist was traveling west when he tried to pass a vehicle on a curve and crashed into a Volkswagen Touareg when he tried to re-enter the westbound lane.
The motorcyclist was thrown 30 feet into the woods after the crash. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with serious injuries.
His 2017 Harley Davidson FLHXS was totaled.
The driver of the Volkswagen, a 62-year-old Tacoma man, was not hurt. Neither was his passenger, a 61-year-old woman.
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