15-year-old hospitalized after wrecking on speeding dirt bike in Finley

A 15-year-old boy was hospitalized after his dirt bike slammed into a pickup truck while the teen was trying to pass it in Finley.

The motorcyclist was speeding east on Bowles Road at 7:45 p.m. on a Honda trail bike when he tried to pass a Ford 150, said the Washington State Patrol.

The teen was not ready for the truck to turn left, and he rammed the side of the truck near South 2187 PR Southeast.

The teen, whose name was not released, was taken to Trios Southridge Hospital, but his condition on Wednesday was not immediately available.

The teen was wearing a helmet and was conscious and breathing normally shortly after the crash, according to dispatch reports.

Cameron Probert covers breaking news and education for the Tri-City Herald, where he tries to answer readers’ questions about why police officers and firefighters are in your neighborhood. He studied communications at Washington State University.