May 2, 2013 at 10:06 AM
Two cyclists hurt on Seattle streets today
In separate incidents only minutes apart, two bicyclists were hurt on Seattle streets this morning. Both, a man and a woman, were wearing helmets, and neither was reported to have life-threatening injuries.
In the more serious incident, reported just before 9:30 a.m., the man in his 50s hit a curb and fell in the 400 block of Alaskan Way South.
Initial callers to 911 said it appeared that a motorcycle and a truck collided. It’s not clear why it was initially reported as a motorcycle accident. Confusion over a truck being involved, may have been caused by the fact that the man fell near a truck after hitting the curb, said Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore.
The man’s helmet cracked in the fall, and he was taken to Harborview Medical Center with a head injury and was in stable condition, Moore said.
Minutes before that, a 32-year-old woman on a bike collided with a car in the 5900 block of Delridge Way Southwest. She had minor scrapes and bruises and declined to be taken to a hospital, Moore said.
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