A man driving a motorcycle died Thursday from injuries sustained after he crashed his bike into a car in the 2400 block of Harrison Avenue near Kenyon Street NW, police said.
The motorcyclist clipped the vehicle’s rear right bumper as the vehicle attempted to make a left turn into the Wendy’s parking lot, according to police.
Witness statements indicate the motorcyclist may have been speeding, Olympia Police Lt. Ray Holmes said.
The crash was reported at around 1:30 p.m.
Holmes said traffic in both directions of Harrison Avenue near the Wendy’s was expected to be blocked until roughly 6 p.m. as investigators processed the scene.
A witness reported seeing the motorcyclist slide out of control after hitting the car. He said the motorcyclist struck a white car that was stopped on Harrison, waiting to make a left turn.
The biker was wearing a helmet, according to the witness.
The motorcyclist was transported to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. Holmes said Thursday afternoon he was unsure whether the motorcyclist died en route to the hospital or after arriving.
There were no other reported injuries in the crash, Holmes said.