Oregon man in serious condition after wreck north of Forks

FORKS — An Astoria, Ore., resident was in serious condition Monday after he was ejected Sunday evening from his motorcycle on state Highway 113 north of Forks, authorities said.

David M. Cook, 32, was northbound at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday when he passed a vehicle on a curve in a no-passing zone, failed to maintain control, went into a ditch, and was thrown from his 2007 Suzuki 650, the State Patrol said.

Cook is under investigation for speeding too fast for conditions.

He was transported from the wreck site 11 miles north of Forks to Forks Community Hospital and airlifted to Harborview Medical Center, the State Patrol said.

A hospital spokeswoman said Monday morning that Cook was in serious condition with non-life-threatening injuries.

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

Further information on the wreck was unavailable Monday, State Patrol spokeswoman Trooper Chelsea Hodgson said.

State Highway 113 is a 10-mile stretch of road that begins at an intersection with U.S. Highway 101 and stretches between Sappho and state Highway 112 near the Pysht River, southeast of Clallam Bay.

The crash occurred at Milepost 1.7 on Highway 113, the State Patrol said.


Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 55650, or at [email protected] peninsuladailynews.com.

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