LA PUSH — A La Push woman was in surgery and a Kelso man remained in the emergency room awaiting a hospital bed at Harborview Medical Center early Saturday afternoon after a motorcycle wreck on state Highway 110 on Friday night.
Both Daniel F. McReynolds, 29, of Kelso, and Lucy Smith, 34, of La Push, were in stable condition, said a spokesperson for the Seattle hospital.
McReynolds was driving a 2003 Harley-Davidson Fltri westbound on state Highway 110 at about 8:28 p.m. Friday when he failed to negotiate a curve to the left, State Patrol troopers said. The motorcycle left the roadway to the right and he and his passenger, Smith, were ejected, according to the State Patrol memo. They were airlifted to Harborview.
Both were wearing helmets. Drugs or alcohol were involved, the State Patrol said, adding that charges were pending against McReynolds.
The hospital spokesperson said at about 1:15 p.m. Saturday that McReynolds remained in the emergency room awaiting a bed while Smith was in the operating room with, at that point, no bed available for her.
“We’re a very full hospital,” said the spokesperson, adding that it was due to multiple reasons.
The motorcycle came to rest in the westbound ditch and was impounded, the State Patrol memo said.