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Motorcycle hits car in Spanaway, driver seriously injured

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on Oct. 7, 2012 at 8:29 pm |
October 7, 2012 9:48 pm

A 49-year-old woman riding a motorcycle in Spanaway was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center with life-threatening injuries this evening, according to Central Pierce Fire & Rescue and the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.

The woman was riding east about 6 :30 p.m. on 176th Street East near Pacific Avenue South, when a vehicle turned in front of her into a shopping center and she hit its side, assistant chief Randy Stephens said.

The woman’s helmet came off during the crash, Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

The crash is still being investigated, he said.


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