A late-night accident sends a motorcyclist to the hospital and one person behind bars for suspected DUI. 

In a press release provided by the Kennewick Police Department, a motorcyclist is hospitalized after another vehicle failed to yield to the motorcycle at the intersection of 4th and Columbia Center Blvd. last night in Kennewick

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Officer Craig Hanson of the KPD provided the details of the accident in the press release. Here are the details of the accident according to the Kennewick Police Department

Monday night just after 10 PM, officers investigated a vehicle vs motorcycle collision at the intersection of Columbia Center Blvd and 4th Avenue. It appears the vehicle turned left in front of the motorcycle, thus failing to yield to the motorcycle. It also appeared the driver of the vehicle was intoxicated.

credit: kennewick police department
credit: kennewick police department


The driver of the motorcycle sustained serious injuries and was rushed to a local hospital. The driver of the vehicle was arrested for suspicion of vehicular assault (driving under the influence where substantial bodily harm is sustained) and was booked into Benton County Jail.

The Kennewick Traffic Unit responded to the collision to further investigate the scene.

We'll keep you updated if there are any more details in the case in the future. No names have been released at this time.

We are hoping the motorcyclist makes a full recovery and you can read more details about the accident and the case and situation here. 

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