SEATTLE - A passenger who was thrown from a motorcycle during a crash was saved by netting used to catch road debris. The driver was killed.
The motorcycle was on the southbound onramp of Interstate 5 from the West Seattle Bridge just after 1 a.m. Wednesday.
The ramp curves sharply, and according to the Washington State Patrol, the motorcycle was going too fast and lost control.
The force of the crash ejected the passenger, 22 year-old Hayley Meacham. She was thrown in between the onramp and southbound I-5, landing in netting installed between the two that is typically used to catch road debris.
Her injuries were serious, but are not believed to be life-threatening.
The motorcycle driver, a 32 year-old man from Kent, died at the scene.
A Washington State Patrol news release said both were wearing helmets.