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Person struck while cycling in Renton dies – UPDATED

Few details are available, but the Seattle Times reports that a person riding a bike near Renton Memorial Stadium at 5:06 p.m. was struck by a car and taken to the hospital Thursday afternoon. The person was unconscious and unresponsive when medics arrived to Logan Ave N near the Cedar River bridge and trail.

Witnesses to the incident should call the Renton Police Department at 425-430-7500. The case number is 11-7803.

UPDATE 8/5: The P.I. reports that the person struck has died.

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The driver of the SUV that hit him was interviewed by police at the scene, but was not arrested. Police said the driver was going the speed limit, but they are still looking for witnesses. He was trying to cross the northbound lanes on Logan when he was struck. Logan is a seven-lane road as it crosses the river. We will update as we learn more.

UPDATE 11:16am: KOMO was in the air yesterday:

UPDATE 8/6: The man has been identified as George Demendoza, 69, of Federal Way, according to the Seattle Times.

Condolences to his friends and family.

From the Seattle Times:

A bicyclist was struck by a vehicle and seriously injured near Renton Memorial Stadium on Thursday.

Medics found the cyclist unconsious and unresponsive, and took him to a hospital. The accident happened at 5:06 p.m. in the 200 block of Logan Avenue North, according to a Renton police statement.

Police said the cyclist appeared to have been “riding across lanes of traffic on Logan mid-block, when a vehicle traveling on Logan struck him.” The vehicle, which was not identified, was going the speed limit, police said.

Renton Memorial Stadium is at the intersection of the Cedar River Trail and the Lake Washington Loop, two very popular bicycle routes. We will update when we learn more.

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3 responses to “Person struck while cycling in Renton dies – UPDATED”

  1. Gary

    The Seattle Times is now reporting that he has died. That he had a helmet strapped onto the back of his bike, but wasn’t wearing it.

    That crossing is particularly dangerous with multiple lanes and blind curves for drivers. I rarely ever crossed on the surface, instead I would ride under the roadway on the trail. However the City of Renton has marked that bit of trail as walk only which makes sense when there are a lot of pedestrians about but might encourage a bicyclist to use the roadway instead. And that bit of trail floods in the spring melt.

    God rest his soul.

  2. Leif

    Wait, this is two separate incidents. One in Renton where the driver stopped and another on E Marginal which was a hit and run.

  3. dan

    Poor fella, a shame he was crossing in the middle of the street. why wont people use intersections where drivers are expecting cross traffic!

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