Updated on: 5/6/2019
A large boat fell off a trailer and into traffic, causing a multi-vehicle collision Saturday on Highway 101 near South Bend, WA, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The incident occurred around 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019.
Police say a large boat, secured to a trailer by rope, fell off and was hit by two vehicles. One of the vehicles was a Harley-Davidson motorcycle driven by a 33-year-old Vancouver man. He was injured and taken to Willapa Harbor Hospital in South Bend.
A Ford Edge SUV also hit the boat. Three people in that vehicle — ages 84, 79 and 78 — were also taken to the same hospital to be checked for injuries.
The pickup truck hauling the boat was driven by a 23-year-old Naselle man. Police say the rope used to secure the boat became untied and the boat fell in the southbound lanes.
Traffic was delayed for more than two hours. The incident remains under investigation.
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