Sequim man in serious condition after motorcycle wreck on Interstate 5 near Chehalis

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — A 50-year-old Sequim man was listed in serious condition at a Seattle hospital Monday after crashing a motorcycle on Interstate 5 near Chehalis.

Eric T. Thomas, 50, lost control of the 1998 Honda GL 1500 motorcycle he was riding at about 1:15 p.m. when traffic ahead of him slowed on northbound Interstate 5 about a mile south of the Lewis County city Sunday afternoon, the State Patrol reported.

Both the motorcycle and Thomas came to rest in middle of lane of the three-lane freeway.

Thomas was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

He remained there in the intensive care unit Monday afternoon, hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg said.

Thomas was wearing a helmet, and drugs or alcohol were not involved, the State Patrol said.

Speed too fast for conditions was listed as the cause of the wreck. Thomas was cited for speeding.

Last modified: July 28. 2014 8:14PM
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