Walla Walla motorcycle officer injured in wreck

Officer Timothy J. Hollingsworth was taken to Providence St. Mary Medical Center after a driver who reportedly failed to yield the right of way struck him.


WALLA WALLA — A Walla Walla police officer was injured late Tuesday afternoon when a car that reportedly failed to yield struck his patrol motorcycle.

According to a Washington State Patrol news release, Officer Timothy J. Hollingsworth, 28, of Waitsburg, was stopped at a stop sign on his service 2011 Harley-Davidson at 12th Avenue and Rose Street at 5:24 p.m. when a 2008 Mitsubishi four-door driven by Luis A. Flores Sosa, 26, failed to yield the right of way while eastbound on Rose Street and crashed into Hollingsworth.

Hollingsworth was taken to Providence St. Mary Medical Center for treatment of injuries.

The State Patrol release lists the cause of the wreck as failure to yield on Flores Sosa's part.


lae10851 2 years, 7 months ago

Something in this article isn't right. Was the motor officer stopped at a stop sign or was he in the road on Rose? I don't know how you fail to yield to a vehicle stopped on one road while you are travelling on another unless that vehicle has entered the intersection? Either way, I hope the officer will be ok.


mytwocents 2 years, 7 months ago

Hope a cell phone wasn't involved,and that the driver has a license and insurance... But probably not... :-/


oldguyonabike 2 years, 7 months ago

Good thing there will be safety improvements to that intersection despite the recent opinion of certain council members. Keeping everyone safe on our roads should be top priority and not maintaining some outdated idea of how a road should be designed.


tpeacock 2 years, 7 months ago

I know the intersection well and there's something not being reported. Rose street traffic has the right of way at that intersection, plain and simple. Safety improvements are more or less adding stop lights and other traffic remedies to alleviate the troubles caused by those that shouldn't be allowed to drive/ride in the first place. What truly needs to occur is people need to adhere to the traffic laws, plain and simple. All the stop lights and roundabouts in the world won't keep accidents from happening, it's the dolts behind the wheels/handlebars that need improvements, vast ones! As for the blatantly racist comment regarding whether the driver had a license or insurance; totally uncalled for, no matter the reason. Just like a comment I made the other day regarding things people say, folks need to act their age, and drop the name calling, idiotic statements, etc. It only makes you look more foolish, and the only ones who approve/agree, are just as buffoonish as the one making the comment.


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