Man wrecks motorcycle while fleeing deputies near Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND — A 28-year-old Port Townsend man was airlifted to a Seattle hospital after he wrecked his motorcycle while fleeing from deputies.

He was in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center after the Monday evening wreck, according to Bill Beezley, spokesman for East Jefferson Fire-Rescue.

His name and condition were not available Wednesday.

Medics were called to the wreck at 6:37 p.m. Monday after the man allegedly fled a traffic stop by Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies on South Jacob Miller Road, Beezley said.

Deputies tried to make a traffic stop after the man failed to yield to an emergency vehicle, but he accelerated away from them, said Chief Criminal Deputy Arthur Frank of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday.

The man traveled northbound on South Jacob Miller Road at high speed before turning west on Hastings Avenue West and wrecked his Honda motorcycle when he failed to navigate the curve near Middlepoint Road, Beezley said.

Chief Gordon Pomeroy said the man suffered multiple bilateral telescoping femur fractures, an arm fracture and possible internal injuries after he hit several trees, Beezley reported.

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