Motorcyclist dies from injuries in Hansville Road collision
September 24, 2011 · Updated 2:15 PM
KINGSTON – A 21-year-old motorcyclist died from injuries sustained when his motorcycle collided with a Jeep Cherokee at Hansville Road and Three Berry Lane, Friday morning.
Kitsap County Sheriff’s Deputy Ken Dickinson identified the motorcyclist as Benjamin Robison of Kingston. Robison was airlifted from Wolfle Elementary School to Harborview Medical Center where he later died. The driver of the Jeep was arrested for an unrelated reason -- an outstanding warrant for driving with a suspended license. Dickinson said the collision is still under investigation, but it appeared the Jeep driver had failed to yield the right of way.
Robison was traveling southbound on Hansville Road NE when his 2008 Yamaha motorcycle crashed into the right side of a 1985 Jeep Cherokee that had turned left onto Three Berry Lane in front of it. The 48-year-old driver and his 22-year-old passenger were not injured. Neither alcohol nor drugs appear to be factors in this collision, Dickinson said.
Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene at 9:32 a.m. Emergency crews from North Kitsap Fire & Rescue arrived on the scene at 9:36 a.m.
It's the second fatal vehicle crash in North Kitsap in two weeks. Sept. 9, Matthew R. Wheaton, 31, of Kingston died when his SUV left a section of Little Boston Road near Hood Canal Drive and crashed into some trees. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Excessive vehicle speed appeared to be the cause, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office.