Two injured in July 4 motorcycle crash

Two Hoquiamites were injured on Wednesday morning after a motorcycle crash that left the driver pinned under the bike and the passenger ejected.

The 35-year-old driver was attempting to slow down after seeing traffic backed up on Highway 101 near Dekay Road just before 10:30 a.m. The driver lost control of his 2005 Buell motorcycle and the cycle slid on its side, ejecting his 36-year-old passenger and pinning the driver under the bike, the State Patrol reported. Both were transported to Grays Harbor Community Hospital — the driver with hand injuries and the passenger with ankle injuries — where both were treated and released, according to a hospital spokesperson.

Both riders were wearing helmets. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.