ABERDEEN, Wash. - A man trying to use another motorcycle's headlight to ride an off-road three wheeler was injured Monday when the two collided in Aberdeen.
Aberdeen Police Captain John Green tells us Just after 9 Monday night, Aberdeen Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to a report of an injury collision in the 1700 block of Chilton Road. Initial reports indicated that this collision involved a “3-Wheeler” and a male subject was laying in the roadway unconscious.
Subsequent investigation revealed that 2 motorcycles ( an off road 3-wheeler and a street legal motorcycle) had been travelling E/B on Chilton Road at the time of the collision. The 3 wheeled vehicle (ridden by a 24 year old Aberdeen resident) did not have an operating headlight and was riding next to the motorcycle (also ridden by a 24 year old Aberdeen resident), using it’s headlight for illumination.
Grewen said at some point, the vehicles made contact with each other and the rider of the 3-wheeler was ejected. This rider was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision but at some point during the collision it fell off. This rider struck his head on the curbing and was found unconscious bleeding profusely from the head.
He was transported to the Grays Harbor Community Hospital for treatment. His current status is unknown. The second rider received only minor scrapes to his leg and arm which did not require treatment.
The rider of the 3-wheeled motorcycle was issued an infraction for operating an off-road vehicle on a public roadway.