ASTORIA — A motorcyclist was seriously injured after crashing on the Astoria-Megler Bridge on Sunday evening, July 7.

Police said Tyler J. Long, 23, of Long Beach, was reported to be passing vehicles at high speed.

Witnesses told police he tried to avoid hitting an oncoming vehicle by swerving back into his lane when he hit the curb and guardrail and was thrown from the motorcycle.

Long was conscious and alert at the scene but had several broken bones.

He was initially taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria and later flown to Portland.

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