A man in his 40s was critically injured Friday morning after a collision with a man on a bike near Madison and McGilvra in Madison Park.
Medics responded at 8:53 a.m. to reports of the serious collision. Both the person on the bike and the person on foot were injured, but the person on foot had a head injury and was much more seriously injured.
He was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to Seattle Fire Department spokesperson Kyle Moore.
The person on the bike was also injured and taken to the hospital with cuts and bruises.
Details about how the collision occurred are not yet available. Scanner reports said the person on the bike was heading downhill at the time.
We will update when we learn more.
UPDATE: We wish the person struck the very best and hope for a full recovery. While there is no information yet about how the collision occurred, a person has been seriously injured. It’s a sober reminder that while serious injuries caused by collisions with people on bikes are very uncommon, they can and do happen.
83-year-old Velda Mapelli was struck and killed on the Cedar River Trail just east of I-405 in 2010. Though it was determined that she stepped into the path of the person biking, it’s a serious reminder to slow way down and give lots of space to any person on foot.
More recently, the case of Chris Bucchere gained national attention after he struck and killed a man in a San Fransisco crosswalk. Bucchere pleaded guilty to felony vehicular manslaughter.