In the be-careful-out-there department, here is a Spokesman Review piece on a hit and run that occurred on I-90 on Saturday afternoon:

An apparent road rage incident on Interstate 90 around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday caused a motorcyclist to crash his bike.

The incident, near the Altamont exit, involved a red car, possibly a late ’80s or early ’90s Honda Prelude, and a 2009 Kawasaki motorcycle.

The Washington State Patrol reported that both vehicles were eastbound in the center lane on the freeway. The Prelude was behind the motorcycle, and went to pass it on the right. When the vehicles were alongside each other, the drivers exchanged “obscene gestures,” the WSP said. The Honda then pulled in front of the bike and hit it, sending the motorcyclist, Thomas Cameron Imes, crashing into the left shoulder. The Honda drove away, police said.

Imes, 23, was taken by a private party to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, where he was treated and released.

The WSP said the Honda has red lettering in the upper right of the rear window. The driver, a male, had a pit bull riding in the car’s passenger seat. It was last seen southbound on Thor near Third Avenue. Anyone with information on the running car is asked to call Trooper Robert Noack at (509) 227-6566.

QUESTION: Is it just me, or does there always seem to be a pit bull involved in these situations? Come to think of it, do you suppose it could have been a pit bull tearing up the STA seats?

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