1 Airlifted after Freeland Motorcycle Collision
FREELAND, WA (September 23, 2019) – A person sustained critical injuries after a car and motorcycle collision on Highway 525 on September 18.
54-year-old Dale Barthlett of Freeland is in critical condition on Harborview Medical Center.
According to the WSP, Barthlett rode his 2013 Harley Davidson FLHX motorcycle north on Highway 525. Meanwhile, 72-year-old John Meyer from Langley traveled in a 2013 Toyota Highlander on Scott Road. Meyer then stopped at the intersection with Highway 525. As Meyer drove into the intersection, he crashed with Dale Barthlett’s motorcycle.
A helicopter with Airlift Northwest took Dale Barthlett to Harborview. Moreover, reports revealed that he wore a helmet at the time of the collision. Meanwhile, Meyer sustained injuries and received treatment at the scene.
Authorities received reports of the crash at 1:59 p.m. The State Patrol added that the motorcycle and the Highlander are both totaled.
The State Patrol currently investigates the crash. It’s also unclear whether drug and alcohol played a role in the crash.
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