The man biking in Kenmore who collided with a cement truck Wednesday has died. The medical examiner has identified him as Gordon Gray, the Seattle PI reports.
At the age of 70, Gray was an active and competitive triathlete. He lived in Kenmore.
Condolences to his friends and family.
The details of the collision are not entirely clear yet. Gray was apparently turning onto NE 175th Street from 65th Ave NE near the Burke-Gilman Trail (map) when he collided with a cement truck headed west on 175th. Detectives told the Seattle PI that Gray did not stop at a stop sign.
The collision happened shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday. He died the next day in the hospital.
This cement truck hit the bicycle to the right of it. Rider taken to Harborview with life threatening injuries pic.twitter.com/TPERGdmfVd
— Doug Dillon (@dougdKING5) September 9, 2015
Very sad story. Gordon was a great guy and nationally ranked triathlete. My condolences to his wife, family and friends.
I am curious how this accident was officially concluded. Whether cement truck driver was at fault or Gordon had a lapse of reason just for a short second..which to me latter does not make sense at all. Thanks for anyone here who can shed a light into this matter.