WSP motorcycle trooper in good shape after being hit by car on I-5 near Federal Way

FEDERAL WAY – A Washington State Patrol motorcycle trooper was alert after being hit by a passing motorist on Interstate 5 on Wednesday morning.

Troopers said he had a leg injury, but was in good condition and smiled when he saw his wife at Harborview Medical Center.

The trooper was hit at about 11 a.m. at the exit for 272nd St. near Federal Way. The WSP said a driver veered and hit him, but troopers weren't sure why. An investigation is underway to determine if alcohol or drugs were a factor.

The right lane of I-5 was closed while troopers investigated.