A man was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries this morning after he was struck on Airport Way S near Boeing Field around 6:50 a.m.
Originally reported as a collision with a person walking, police say the collision involved a man on a bike and a man driving a Nissan Maxima both traveling south on the road.
The man behind the wheel stopped and stayed at the scene. Police gave him a sobriety test, as is standard in serious collisions. He was released at the scene.
The investigation is ongoing, and no details about how the collision occurred are yet available. Since the collision occurred so close to the Seattle-Tukwila border, it appears police and fire departments in both cities are involved.
We wish him a full and speedy recovery.
UPDATE: Police are seeking witnesses to the collision: “Detectives are hoping to speak with anyone who may have witnessed this collision. If you witnessed the collision or have any information on this incident, please contact Detective Mike Korner in the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad at (206) 684-8927.”
A cyclist was struck by a car early this morning while riding in the 9400 Block of Airport Way South.
The collision occurred at approximately 6:50 am while both the male bicyclist and a Nissan sedan were travelling southbound in the 9400 Block of Airport Way South. The collision caused the cyclist to eject from his bicycle, where he suffered serious injuries as a result. He was treated at the scene by the Seattle Fire Department and then transported to Harborview Medical Center via medics.
As is routine in serious collisions, a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) officer responded to the scene and evaluated the driver of the Nissan. It was determined that the driver was not impaired. He was interviewed by investigators and released from the scene.
Detectives from the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad responded and began their investigation. The intersection was closed briefly while the investigation was conducted, but the roadway is back open now. This remains an active and on-going investigation.