UPDATE, 7:24 a.m. | A bicyclist had life-threatening injuries after hitting a car Thursday afternoon at Dexter Avenue North and Harrison Street, police said. Shortly after 4 p.m., a cyclist was traveling north on Dexter Avenue North approaching Harrison Street at the same time a Subaru Forester was heading south on the same street. The car turned left in front of the cyclist, causing the 34-year-old man to be ejected from the bicycle. He was transported to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
The 67-year-old woman driving the car had no signs of impairment, police said.
The accident occurred just a block away from a 2011 bicycle accident that killed Michael Wang. Wang was riding home from work when he was struck by a car driven by Erlin J. Garcia-Reyes, who took off after the crash. It took nearly a year to find and arrest Garcia-Reyes.
ORIGINAL POST | A bicyclist was critically injured Thursday afternoon when he collided with a sport utility vehicle on Dexter Avenue North in Seattle, police and fire officials said.
The accident happened at the Harrison Street intersection, according to a tweet from the Seattle Police Department. The bicyclist, a man in his 30s who was wearing a helmet, suffered head trauma and was taken to Harborview Medical Center, the Seattle Fire Department said.
We’ll update with more information as we get it.