Two hospitalized in east Vancouver motorcycle wreck

By Marissa Harshman, Columbian Health Reporter



Two people were hospitalized Saturday after the motorcycle they were riding crashed into a jersey barrier.

The wreck occurred at about 1 p.m. when Todd Moothart, 50, of Vancouver and Carol Ponath, 50 of Battle Ground were riding a 2003 Harley-Davidson southbound on Southeast 164th Avenue in Vancouver.

Moothart, who was driving, made a left turn onto the Highway 14 onramp, then lost control of the motorcycle and struck the jersey barrier, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The unoccupied motorcycle then struck another 2003 Harley-Davidson driven by Troy Noel, 46, of Vancouver, according to police.

Moothart and Ponath were injured in the wreck and transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. Noel was not injured.

Police cited Moothart for driving too fast for the conditions.

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