Motorcyclist in serious condition after SR-166 wreck

A 59-year-old Port Orchard woman remains hospitalized in serious condition following an afternoon wreck on State-Route 166 Tuesday.

Port Orchard Police Chief Alan Townsend said the victim was driving a red motorcycle shortly before 4 p.m. Aug. 18 when she was struck from behind by a silver Saturn driven by a 26-year-old Port Orchard woman.

The motorcycle driver was stopped eastbound behind two pick-up trucks, one of which that was waiting to turn left into Kitsap Marina at 1595 S.W. Bay Street.

The accident began when the Saturn rear-ended the motorcycle, which then struck the pick-up truck in front of it.

The pick-up truck in front was not hit, and none of the other drivers was injured significantly. After the crash, Townsend described the motorcyclist’s injuries as “significant and life-threatening.”

As of Friday afternoon, the victim was still in serious condition, according to a Harborview spokeswoman.

SR-166 was closed in both directions at SR-16, and at Port Orchard Boulevard for more than four hours. Townsend said the road was re-opened at 8:25 p.m.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Read the Oct 21
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates