Karlyn Beer, who we spoke with over the weekend shortly after she was struck by an apparently drunk driver on Westlake Ave, went on KOMO News to share her story.
Her hand still bandaged after her thumb was severed at the nail in the collision, she brought of a message of calmness and care for others on the road:
“We’re all sharing the road. Let’s be on the same team.”
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Beer said everyone — cyclists and drivers — needs to work together to make sure the roads are safe.
“We need to be careful just like drivers need to be careful,” she said. “We’re not at odds with each other.”
Thomas Brady, 57, is suspected of striking her while driving his pickup truck intoxicated. He has a prior DUI arrest on his record from 2004, but he pleaded it down to a lesser charge, KOMO reports: