Motorcycle Hits Car on 101

A motorcycle, speeding and weaving through traffic, hit a car on U.S. Highway 101 Friday afternoon near the Shelton-Matlock Road.

The Washington State Patrol says the 2019 Kawasaki ZX1000 motorcycle was northbound on 101 “at a high rate of speed, weaving in and out of traffic” about 3:45 PM. Just north of the Shelton Matlock Road, the motorcycle struck the rear of a northbound 2008 Toyota Prius.

The 29-year-old Olympia man on the motorcycle was injured and transported to Mason General Hospital in Shelton.

The driver of the Prius, a 49-year-old Allyn woman was not injured.

A press memo indicates that drugs or alcohol were involed in this crash and the motorcyclist faces DUI and Reckless Driving charges.

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