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August 4, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Bicyclist trapped under semi-truck in South Seattle

 

A bicycle is seen beneath a semi-truck after the two collided at the intersection of Fourth Avenue South and Spokane Street. (Photo by Maddie Meyer / The Seattle Times)

A bicycle is seen beneath a semi-truck after the two collided at the intersection of Fourth Avenue South and Spokane Street. (Photo by Maddie Meyer / The Seattle Times)

UPDATE at 4:01 p.m.: Fire Department medics transported the 26-year-old bicyclist to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition. The bicyclist suffered fractures and “road rash,” but was conscious and alert.

Original post: The Seattle Fire Department is working to free a bicyclist trapped underneath a semi-truck at Fourth Avenue South and South Spokane Street.

Firefighters are using industrial air bags that can inflate under the truck and lift more than 1,000 pounds, Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said.

Moore said that the department is also attempting to use cribbing, or wood blocks, that can prop up the truck to allow the bicyclist to be pulled free.

Moore said that drivers in the area should expect traffic as the rescue team has closed down part of the street for the operation.

This post will be updated

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