Motorcycle safety tips from the CHP
A Skagit County man was in the intensive care unit Thursday, May 9, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after he crashed his motorcycle on the North Cascades Highway, police and hospital officials said.
Steven C. Olson, 56, was hospitalized after he crashed his 2006 Victory Vegas Wednesday morning, May 8, while passing in a no-passing area of Highway 20 in eastern Whatcom County, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Harborview spokeswoman Susan Gregg said Olson was in serious condition in the ICU.
A state patrol report said the crash was reported at 10:27 a.m. near milepost 126 on Highway 20 near Diablo Lake, approximately five miles east of Newhalem.
Unsafe passing was listed as the cause of the crash, and charges were under investigation.
According to a story by The Seattle Times, at least four motorcycle deaths have happened in the state already this month, including one in Shoreline on Monday.