Tyler J Gilstrom, 24, has been charged with vehicular assault for seriously injuring a woman on Alaskan Way shortly before 5:30 p.m. March 1 (a Friday), the PI reports.
Gilstrom was going 60 on his Honda motorcycle when he crashed into a 64-year-old woman on a bike. They were both headed southbound just two blocks south of Myrtle Edwards Park and the start of the Elliott Bay Trail, according to court documents.
This stretch of Alaskan Way has two lanes in each direction. According to investigators, a taxi had stopped in the right lane, and the victim had moved to the left to pass the cab. At the same time, Gilstrom came up from behind going as fast as double the posted speed limit (60 in a 30) and lost control of his bike, striking the victim from behind.
She was left with severe injuries to her leg that has impaired her ability to walk as well as a fractured vertebrae in her neck. Gilstrom had minor injuries.
Gilstrom has been stopped for speeding or reckless driving three times in the past five years.