Pickup truck hits motorcyclist in Puyallup, drives off

PUYALLUP, Wash. -- A motorcyclist was hospitalized after being struck by a hit-and-run driver on state Route 512 in Puyallup.

The News Tribune reports that the westbound motorcyclist was struck by a dark Dualie pickup about 10:45 p.m. Saturday east of the Canyon Road exit.

The Washington State Patrol says the truck drove off to the west, leaving the motorcyclist on the highway.

The 21-year-old Baltimore man was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital for treatment.

The highway was closed until 1:30 a.m. as troopers investigated the crash.