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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.

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