Early Morning Motorcycle Crash Sends Richland Man to the Hospital

From the Kennewick Police Department-

Date and Time of Incident: 6/19/14 0020 hrs

Defendant's Name: Richard Whitney

Summary of Incident:

Mr Whitney was N/B on Col Cntr Blvd from Deschutes.  Witnesses said he accelerated rapidly from the light at Dechutes.  When he got near Appleby's, he drifted to the center turn lane.  In this area, the center turn lanes are designated by raised concrete curbing.  Mr. Whitney struck a curb and he went airborne.  He and his motorcycle landed in the roadway and slide to a stop.  He was transported to Kadlec Medical Center with serious injuries.  Alcohol and or/ drugs are suspected of being a factor in the crash.