A motorcyclist was badly injured and rushed to an area hospital after being struck by a pickup truck on State Route 512 near Puyallup over the weekend.
The News Tribune reports that the motorcycle accident occurred just before 11 p.m. Saturday on SR 512 in Puyallup east of the Canyon Road exit. Witnesses say that the motorcyclist was driving westbound when a dark pickup truck struck him in the roadway.
The pickup truck driver fled the scene of the collision, leaving the victim badly injured and lying in the roadway. Witnesses said that the truck continued driving westbound after striking the motorcyclist, who was found badly hurt in the roadway and transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup for treatment.
There was no information available regarding his condition or the severity of his injuries, and police said their investigation into the collision was ongoing. Police are urging anyone who witnessed the crash or may have any information about the identity of the hit-and-run driver to call (360) 596-4000.
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