A motorcyclist was seriously injured after crashing on the Astoria Bridge on Sunday evening.

Police identified the motorcyclist as Tyler J. Long, 23, of Long Beach, Washington.

Long 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 taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria and later flown to Portland.

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