Car/motorcycle collision on West Seattle Bridge

On September 27th, at approximately 6:53 am, a  1998 BMW driven by a 47 year old female was travelling eastbound on the West Seattle Bridge in the far left lane, on the downhill grade approaching the northbound SR-99 exit.   The BMW was attempting to change lanes when the BMW nearly collided with a 2007 Yamaha motorcycle that was also travelling eastbound in the “Bus Only” lane.  The 53 year old male motorcycle rider took evasive action by applying heavy rear-braking which caused the rear wheel of the motorcycle to lock.   The motorcycle continued skidding its rear wheel for a considerable distance until it lost control.

The motorcyclist suffered head and facial injuries and was transported to Harborview Medical Center in serious condition.  The driver of the BMW was screened for impairment, but it was determined that the driver was not impaired by alcohol and/or drugs.  Detectives from the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad (TCIS) responded and processed the scene.  They will continue to follow up on this investigation.