Man biking in NE Seattle seriously injured – UPDATED

UPDATE 9/21: Seattle Police say there is not yet evidence that this was a hit and run, as KOMO reported. Traffic collision investigators are still working the case and do not have more details at this time.

UPDATE 2: Rollin “RC” Rogers passed away from his injuries. Our condolences to his friends and family. See our updated post here.

Original post:

Approximate location of the hit and run, according to the Seattle Fire logs. Image from Google Street View.

Approximate location of the hit and run, according to the Seattle Fire logs. Image from Google Street View.

A person driving struck and seriously injured a 55-year-old man Saturday evening, then fled the scene.

The hit and run happened on NE 98th Street near 27th Ave NE shortly before 7 p.m., according to Seattle Fire Department logs.

KOMO TV reports that it seems no neighbors saw the collision, and police are still trying to put together a description of the suspect and vehicle.

We send our best wishes to the man injured.

The person responsible must do the right thing and turn themselves in.

From KOMO:

The 55-year-old victim suffered injuries to his head and arm, Seattle police said. The driver that hit him was no where to be found by the time firefighters and medics arrived, neighbors said.

“It’s horrifying,” a neighbor said. “To do that and to leave… I can’t imagine somebody that could do that.”

With no sign of the person responsible, police are trying to develop a description of the vehicle they were driving. It appears no one in the neighborhood actually saw the cyclist get hit.

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6 Responses to Man biking in NE Seattle seriously injured – UPDATED

  1. Lisa Rogers says:

    This was person was my brother, RC Rogers. He was a stellar human being.
    He passed away from his head injury today, 9/20/2016 at 5:10 am. He was in the very prime of his life and he leaves behind his wife Lisa, sons Andy and Mark.
    This is a tragic devastation and though we aren’t sure it was hit and run, as the media states, his injuries were far more extensive than a crash in the existing conditions would indicate.
    For a guy who rode over 250 miles a week, expertly, competitively and to work at REI corporate in Kent, WA from N. Seattle, this accident less than a block from his home, doing some routine gear checks, his accident does not make any kind of sense.
    Dear bicycle community people please, please wear a helmut even if it’s just around the block.

    • TC says:

      It’s been a heart wrenching few days. We, his friends, teammates, and coworkers are devastated to learn the outcome. RC is such a positive impact on so many people. We are lucky to have him in our lives. We will continue to ride with him in spirit and keep him alive in our memories. Thank you RC.

    • kommish says:

      I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. What unimaginable pain. A dear friend of mine was killed while riding her bike a few years ago and I still feel her loss. I am sending my thoughts to you and your family.

  2. Jonas Land says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. RC was indeed a stellar human being. I had the good fortune to work with him recently, and to enjoy his friendship. He was generous with his wisdom, humor and kindness. I am heart broken. He will be missed. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

  3. Jeanne Brovold says:

    I am sad beyond words to know that RC is gone. Many years ago I was training for a triathlon and once a week RC would pedal to my house and ride to work with me up to capitol hill. He taught me so many things, how to shift properly, how to distribute my weight on the bike, how to ride in traffic and so much more. He told me to think of my legs and pedals like a cogwheel making perfect circles. To this day I use this visualization and I always think of RC and how I learned that from him. My heart goes out to Lisa and the boys and his whole family. Rest in peace my friend.

  4. GlenBikes says:

    Did anything come from the investigation? Any more details of the circumstances of his injuries?

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