Two people were flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Friday after a motorcycle crash on U.S. Highway 101, about nine miles north of Hoquiam.
According to the Washington State Patrol:
A 65-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman passenger, both of Hoquiam, were on a black 1997 Honda GL15SE2V motorcycle that was northbound on Highway 101.
The motorcycle hit an oil slick near milepost 98, went off the roadway to the right and came to a rest in the bushes. Both riders were ejected. They were transported with injuries to Community Hospital in Aberdeen and later flown to Harborview.
The crash was reported at about 1:45 p.m. and the roadway was partially blocked for about three hours and 45 minutes.
The motorcycle was totaled, and the source of the oil slick is unknown.