A motorcyclist was hurt Monday in a wreck on state Route 167 near the King-Pierce county line, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The wreck happened about 4:45 a.m. on northbound state Route 167, State Patrol spokesman Todd Bartolac said.
The 53-year-old Bonney Lake man was merging onto the freeway from Eighth Avenue when he lost control of his motorcycle and it slid left off the freeway, hitting the cable barrier multiple times, according to the State Patrol.
The motorcyclist was able to talk with troopers, but he was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in critical condition, Bartolac said.
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The wreck caused a 7-mile backup on state Route 167 northbound, according to the state Department of Transportation.