2 motorcycle troopers hospitalized after crash near Alder in Pierce County

Two Washington State Patrol troopers on motorcycles were seriously injured in a crash with a car Saturday morning on State Route 7 near Alder.

One trooper was taken by helicopter to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, and another was taken by ambulance to Harborview. The crash has shut down State Route 7 in both directions at milepost 21.

The crash occurred about 10:30 a.m. about 5 miles northwest of Elbe, on the main route from Tacoma to Paradise at Mount Rainier National Park.

There was no word on the condition of any of those involved.