A motorcyclist was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Tuesday afternoon after a collision on Highway 525 at the intersection with Scott Road in Freeland.
Wednesday, a Harborview spokesperson said Freeland resident Dale Barthlett, 54, was in critical condition in ICU.
The Washington State Patrol reported that Barthlett had been riding a 2013 Harley Davidson FLHX motorcycle north on Highway 525.
Langley resident John Meyer, 72, was driving a 2013 Toyota Highlander on Scott Road and stopped at the intersection with Highway 525. Meyer drove into the intersection, colliding with Barthlett’s motorcycle, the State Patrol reported.
A helicopter with Airlift Northwest landed in a grassy field behind the Freeland Post Office and transported Barthlett to Harborview. He was wearing a helmet when the crash occurred.
Meyer was injured and treated at the scene.
The collision was reported at 1:59 p.m. Both the motorcycle and the Highlander were totalled, the State Patrol reported.