Police: Teen motorcyclist abandons seriously injured woman after crash

Police investigate at the crash scene (KOMO News photo)(

EVERETT, Wash. - A teen who crashed his motorcycle Sunday night fled the scene with a buddy, abandoning his seriously injured female passenger as she lay along the side of the road, police said.

The incident unfolded at about 8:45 p.m. in the 1900 block of West Mukilteo Boulevard as officers and medics responded to a report of a motorcycle crash.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a seriously injured 19-year-old woman - but no motorcycle. The woman was first taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett and then to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment of her injuries. She is expected to survive.

Investigators determined the injured woman had been a passenger on a Suzuki motorcycle ridden by a 17-year-old male which crashed into a concrete wall. The two had earlier been at a youth gathering at Harborview Park, in the 1600 block of West Mukilteo Boulevard.

After the crash, friends of the teen motorcyclist went to the accident scene, where another 17-year-old male helped the rider load the damaged motorcycle into the back of his Ford Ranger pickup. The two 17-year-olds then drove away in the pickup, leaving the seriously injured woman behind, police said.

Police later found the two teens in the pickup and pulled them over, said Aaron Snell of the Everett police.

They were questioned and then released, pending the outcome of the investigation.

The pickup and the motorcycle were impounded to aid in the investigation.

Snell says it does not appear that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the incident.

The investigation continues.

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