August 4, 2013 at 9:55 PM
Enumclaw bicyclist badly hurt after truck collision
A 60-year-old Enumclaw woman was sent to the hospital with life-threatening injuries Sunday evening after being struck by a truck while she was riding a bike.
The accident occurred at about 6:49 p.m. when a truck driven by a 19-year-old Enumclaw man collided with the bicyclist in the 37400 block of 244th Ave. SE, north of Enumclaw, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.
The collision occured at a curve in the narrow, rural road, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. The bicyclist sustained severe injuries and was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center.
The incident is being investigated by the King County Sheriff’s Office major accident investigation unit. Alcohol was not believed to be a factor, the sheriff’s office said.
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