UPDATE: Motorcycle rider taken to hospital after Harbor Avenue collision

9:07 PM: SPD and SFD are on the scene of what’s reported to be a collision involving a person on a motorcycle and an unspecified other type of vehicle. They’re currently reported to be blocking the southbound lanes in the 2700 block of Harbor SW [map]. Avoid the area.

9:22 PM: No update yet – this is on a stretch of Harbor that’s hard for us to access when closed for a crash but we’ll be checking with SFD re: the victim’s condition. Sounds like they’re being taken to the hospital by medic unit, indicating serious injuries. Police are still on scene too.

9:41 PM: Officers have just told dispatch the road has reopened.

10:55 PM: SFD spokesperson Kristin Tinsley says the motorcycle rider, a man in his early 30s, was in critical condition when transported.

MONDAY UPDATE: SPD’s preliminary summary says investigators determined no other vehicle was involved.

6 Replies to "UPDATE: Motorcycle rider taken to hospital after Harbor Avenue collision"

  • Alki resident May 22, 2022 (9:34 am)

    The motorcycle rider is my sons friend, a homeless guy came out of nowhere and stole the bike after the accident. He hid it in bushes and my son located it an hour later and called police. According to police this happens often after an accident so please use caution with your property after an accident. 

    • flimflam May 22, 2022 (10:37 am)

      Wow, if true…some people have absolutely no shame. Horrible. Hope the injured rider recovers.

      • Alki resident May 22, 2022 (11:59 am)

        If true? No shame, in fact he told my son that some guys came and picked it up and drove off. Maddening

    • Reed May 22, 2022 (3:45 pm)

      While maddening, this is nothing new. I saw the same thing happen downtown over 10 years ago when a bicyclist was hit by a car. Some grunge dude in the intersection ditched the skateboard he was on and took off with the bike.

  • RP May 22, 2022 (3:06 pm)

    So sorry to hear this.  Any update on the injured rider?  

  • ltfd May 22, 2022 (9:27 pm)

    Thieving tweakers.    

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