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November 20, 2013 at 9:16 AM
Seattle Mayor-elect Ed Murray came to the aid of a bicyclist who had apparently fallen on Lakeview Boulevard East on Capitol Hill just before 8:30 a.m.
Murray was riding in a vehicle with his Seattle police security detail when they came upon a woman who had crashed her bike, said Jeff Reading, Murray’s spokesman. The woman was on the side of the road.
“Ed got out and his security got out and they just stayed with her,” Reading said. ”They had some towels and helped with her face. Asked her some questions then help came.”
The officer assigned to provide security to the new mayor radioed in what they saw and Seattle Fire Department medics responded.
Seattle fire spokesman Kyle Moore said the 24-year-old woman, who was wearing a helmet, fell at the Lakeview overpass and hurt her head. She was not hospitalized.
August 30, 2013 at 12:36 PM
A bicycle-pedestrian collision that left a pedestrian seriously hurt in a Madison Park crosswalk last Friday morning has prompted community groups to plan a “vigil walk” for traffic safety Saturday.
The Madison Park Community Council’s website says the 10 a.m. event will start at the Wells Fargo Bank, 4009 E. Madison, near where the collision occurred.
City and community leaders, including Mayor Mike McGinn, are expected to attend.
The accident occurred just before 9 a.m. last Friday at the intersection of East Madison Street and McGilvra Boulevard East. Neither the 26-year-old cyclist nor the pedestrian, who was reportedly well-dressed but not carrying identification, has been officially identified.
At the time of the collision, Fire Department medics said the pedestrian, who had been in a marked crosswalk, suffered “life-threatening” head injuries and was taken to Harborview Medical Center. The cyclist, described as having scrapes and bruises, also was taken to Harborview.
Seattle police spokesman Mark Jamieson said the department’s Traffic Collision Investigation Squad is investigating the case. He said the investigation was triggered by the severity of the pedestrian’s injury, not by any conclusion that a crime had been committed.
The investigation could “take a long time,” he said, and if evidence of a crime is found, it would be presented to the King County prosecutor.
Aaron Pickus, McGinn’s spokesman, said the mayor plans to attend the Saturday event, but it’s not clear if he will speak. Pickus said representatives of the city’s Transportation Department have had some contact with Madison Park community groups about possible ways to improve safety in the area.
August 4, 2013 at 9:55 PM
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.
January 27, 2013 at 10:20 AM
From Staff Reporter Sara Jean Green
A 57-year-old woman struck two bicyclists with her car Saturday night, killing one man and injuring a second on northbound Highway 547 in Whatcom County, according to the State Patrol.
After checking on the cyclists, the driver left the scene in her damaged 1994 Ford Escort, but was arrested and booked into the Whatcom County Jail on investigation of hit-and-run, according to the State Patrol. The incident, which occurred a little after 8 p.m., is under investigation and additional charges are possible, according to the State Patrol.
Steven Waterman, 36, of Maple Falls, died at the scene; his riding companion, 51-year-old Daniel McKay, also of Maple Falls, was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, according to the State Patrol. Neither man was wearing a helmet.
December 24, 2012 at 9:08 AM
Seattle police say a hit and run driver struck and injured a bicyclist at 2nd Avenue and James Street just after 2 a.m. this morning.
Police say the bicyclist was riding west on James Street when he was struck by a Toyota. While the Toyota driver didn’t stop, witnesses were able to get a description of the car and a license plate. Officers went to a home in the 2200 block of South Main Street, where they spotted the car and three men getting out of it, said department spokesman Mark Jamieson.
Jamieson said there was damage to the front end of the Toyota and a smashed windshield. Police believe the 27-year-old driver may have been driving drunk when he struck the bicyclist, Jamieson added.
“He knew he hit somebody, but he contended that he had the green light,” Jamieson said.
The driver was booked into the King County Jail. The bicyclist was taken to Harborview Medical Center for a head injury and possibly broken bones.
November 13, 2012 at 10:27 PM
A 64-year-old Granite Falls bicyclist died Tuesday night after a pickup truck struck him in Marysville.
Driven by a 25-year-old Marysville man, the pickup hit the man on the bike just after 8 p.m. in the 10900 block of State Avenue, according to Marysville police. Medics tried to save the bicyclist, but he died at the scene of the accident.
The Marysville Police Department said it will be investigating the scene for several hours tonight to find out more about how the accident happened.
November 13, 2012 at 9:55 AM
UPDATE, 6:45 p.m. | The bicyclist remains in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center, according to hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg.
EARLIER POST | Seattle police are searching for dump truck that allegedly struck bicyclist and left him in critical condition this morning.
The hit-and-run accident happened around 8:30 a.m. at the Interstate 5 onramp at Yale Avenue and Howell Street. The victim, a 49-year-old man, was taken to Harborview Medical Center, according to police.
The Seattle Fire Department is reporting the bicyclist was not wearing a helmet.
Seattle police say the suspect vehicle was a blue, and silver or gray tandem truck that was last seen heading south on I-5.
Witnesses tell police the dump truck made a right-hand turn onto the southbound I-5 on ramp at Yale and Howell. After the truck and trailer passed and continued onto the freeway the victim was found with his bicycle on top of him.
Anyone with information about the truck or the driver is asked to call 911.
October 17, 2012 at 9:54 PM
A bicyclist died Wednesday night in Everett after a pickup veered into opposing traffic and hit a power pole, according to the Everett Police Department.
At about 7:15 p.m., the southbound driver crossed a center line and three lanes of traffic on the 10600 block of Evergreen Way before hitting the bicyclist, according to department spokesman Aaron Snell. He said the bicyclist, who officials believe was a 30-year-old Tacoma man, died at the scene.
What prompted the pickup to suddenly careen into opposing traffic is still under investigation, Snell said. The driver was taken with non-life-threatening injuries to Providence Regional Medical Center’s Colby Campus in Everett.
September 22, 2012 at 12:09 PM
A bicyclist was killed early Saturday morning in Brier, Snohomish County, in a collision with a large pickup.
The cyclist was a 24-year-old Lynnwood-area resident, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. The driver of the truck is a 43-year-old man from the Mountlake Terrace area.
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that deputies were sent to the scene of the collision, at Barker and Atlas roads in unincorporated Snohomish County, at 10:26 a.m. They found the bicyclist dead at the scene.
“It is very early in the investigation but at this time it does not appear that alcohol was a factor in the collision,” the news release stated.
July 26, 2012 at 11:26 PM
A bicyclist in his mid-30′s was critically injured Thursday night, after being hit by a car in Seattle, according to a fire department spokesman.
The collision occurred at 14th Avenue and East Cherry Street, according to scanner traffic. The man, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered severe head trauma, said Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore. He taken to Harborview Medical Center, Moore said.
The Seattle Police Department did not release information about the accident.
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