A dog in the roadway caused a motorcycle accident near Potlatch that sent a Belfair woman to the hospital around 12:45 p.m. today.
The driver of the Honda VTX180 motorcycle and his female passenger, both age 45, were headed northbound on state route 101 when a dog ran into the road, according to the Washington State Patrol. The driver of the vehicle applied the brakes, but struck the dog. His passenger was ejected from the vehicle, at which point he brought the motorcycle to a stop, according to the WSP.
The passenger was transported to Mason General Hospital in Shelton and then airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
The driver was not injured and drove the motorcycle from the scene.
Both the driver and passenger wore helmets, according to the WSP.