A motorcyclist ran off the road Thursday afternoon in Sumner, sending the driver to a local trauma center and causing a small brush fire.
No one witnessed the crash, according to a news release from East Pierce Fire and Rescue. Firefighters responded to Valley Avenue East, near the Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse around 5:30 p.m. Callers to 9-1-1 reported finding the motorcyclist off the road.
“Several citizens noticed the motorcyclist off the roadway and heroically pulled him across the street to safety away from the fire,” said East Pierce Battalion Chief Pat Beers.
Firefighters quickly doused the brush fire. The driver was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The cause of the crash is under investigation by the Sumner Police Department.