Sequim man hurt in motorcycle wreck near Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND — A Sequim man was taken to a hospital in Silverdale after a motorcycle wreck on state Highway 20 on Sunday.

Steven D. Pachel, 58, was thrown from his motorcycle when it left the roadway as he was traveling eastbound at milepost 3 at a little before 10:30 a.m. Sunday, the State Patrol said.

The motorcycle veered to the right and came to rest on the right shoulder of the eastbound lane while its driver was thrown into the ditch, troopers said.

He was taken to St. Michael Medical Center, troopers said in a memo. His condition was not available Sunday.

The wreck was caused by inattention, the State Patrol said.

Neither drugs nor alcohol were involved.

Pachel was wearing a helmet, the State Patrol said.

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