By Arwyn Rice
Peninsula Daily News
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Eric T. Thomas, 50, lost control of the 1998 Honda GL 1500 motorcycle he was riding at about 1:15 p.m. Sunday, when traffic ahead of him slowed on northbound Interstate 5 about a mile south of Chehalis, the State Patrol reported.
Both the motorcycle and Thomas came to rest in the center lane.
Thomas suffered a shoulder injury and facial lacerations, said Capt. Ted McCarty of the Chehalis Fire Department.
He was flown to Harborview, the region’s advanced trauma center, as a precaution in case of internal injuries.
A spokeswoman for the hospital said Thomas remained in the ICU unit Tuesday afternoon.
Thomas was wearing a helmet, and drugs or alcohol were not involved, the State Patrol said.
Reporter Arwyn Rice can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5070, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.