• Motorcyclist plunges 68 feet into creek during chase


    ISSAQUAH, Wash. - One of two motorcyclists who were being pursued by a state trooper launched off an offramp and plunged more than 60 feet into an Issaquah creek.

    The trooper was pursuing two motorcycles on eastbound Interstate 90 Wednesday afternoon – one blue, one yellow.

    The blue one was able to outrun the trooper at an estimated speed of 140 mph.

    Police said the second motorcyclist decided to exit on the offramp to Highland Drive Northeast in Issaquah, weaving in and out of traffic to make the exit.

    At that point, the trooper turned off his lights and decided to back off, because he felt it was unsafe to continue the pursuit.

    The State Patrol said it was at that point that the motorcyclist flew off the edge of the ramp and dropped 68 feet into the creek below.

    Police said he had serious injuries but did not give further details.  He was transported to Harborview Medical Center.

    Had he fallen a few feet away, he would have landed on the lower level of I-90.

    Troopers are still looking for the driver of the blue motorcycle.  Anyone with information is asked to call the State Patrol at 425-401-7788.

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