A person was killed in a collision with a turning car on University Way in the U District Saturday evening. He was traveling southbound (downhill) around 6:18 p.m. when he collided with a car making a left turn onto westbound Campus Parkway.
UPDATE 1:27 pm: KOMO reports he was delivering sandwiches for Jimmy John’s at the time of the collision.
Initial information from the SPD Blotter:
On September 10th, at approximately 6:18 pm, a cyclist was traveling southbound on University Way NE when he collided with a car turning from northbound on University Way NE to westbound on NE Campus Parkway.
The collision caused the cyclist to be thrown from his bicycle, where he landed in the street. Seattle Fire Department Medics transported the male victim to Harborview Medical Center … Traffic Collision Investigation Sqaud (TCIS) detectives responded and conducted their investigation at the scene. The driver of the vehicle was evaluated for any signs of impairment, and none were detected. TCIS detectives will be responsible for the follow up investigation.
In an update, SPD says he died while being treated at Harborview.
Condolences to his friends and family.
UPDATE 1:27 pm: Here’s a look at the intersection. There is no left turn signal on University, so a left-turning vehicle would legally be required to yield to oncoming traffic.
The intersection of University Way and NE Campus Parkway, facing south: