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Washington’s streets continue to fail kids like Mikey Weilert

Michael Weilert stopped, pushed the button to make the crosswalk lights start blinking, waited to see that cars were stopping, then rode his bike across busy Pacific Avenue S in Parkland last Tuesday. But even though other people had stopped … Continue reading

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Driver kills person biking near Spokane Street Bridge then flees the scene

Someone driving struck and killed a 63-year-old man on a bike at the east end of the Spokane Street Bridge to West Seattle Friday evening. The suspect then fled the scene in a white or silver sedan. Our deepest condolences … Continue reading

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RIP Gan Hao Li

The person killed while biking in SoDo May 11 has been identified as Gan Hao Li, the Seattle Times reports. He was 73. Our deepest condolences to his loved ones. Li immigrated from China and lived at Hirabayashi Place in … Continue reading

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Person killed while biking in SoDo just a block from site of January death

A person driving a Jeep struck and killed someone biking in SoDo Wednesday morning, according to Seattle Police. The driver of the Jeep was trying to exit a parking lot onto 4th Avenue near Holgate Street, and told police they … Continue reading

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Saturday: Memorial walk and ride for Mike Colmant near Seward Park

Mike Colmant was a father, grandfather, triathlete, and Deputy Director at Boeing Field. He was biking on Seward Park Ave S just north of Wilson Ave S when someone drove on the wrong side of the road and struck him, … Continue reading

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Man killed near Seward Park was Boeing Field deputy director. RIP Mike Colmant

UPDATE: A GoFundMe has been set up to support his family. “Mike is and always will be an incredible and supportive dad, loving grandpa, best friend, and so much more,” the memorial says. “Mike always put his family first and … Continue reading

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Person driving on wrong side of the road killed a man biking near Seward Park, police searching for suspect

A person driving on the wrong side of the street struck and killed a man biking toward Seward Park Sunday evening, according to Seattle Police. The suspect then fled the scene. The man killed was 63. Our condolences to his … Continue reading

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Person biking struck and killed in Woodinville

NE 171st St at 143 Pl NE will be closed for KCSO investigation for a car vs cyclist fatality. pic.twitter.com/fd75wOThf6 — Woodinville Fire (@WoodinvilleFire) July 27, 2020 Someone driving turned left in front of a person biking in Woodinville Monday … Continue reading

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Person driving struck and killed a 63-year-old Newcastle man biking in Bellevue Sunday

A man turning left from Northrup Way onto NE 8th Street struck and killed a 63-year-old man from Newcastle who was riding his bike just west of Lake Sammamish Sunday afternoon. Though the collision is still under investigation, the City … Continue reading

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Family of Derek Blaylock files suit against city, Sound Transit and contractors after 2016 death near Northgate Station

Derek Blaylock drove his son to school the morning of September 21, 2016, then grabbed his bike and rode to Northgate Transit Center to catch a bus to work. On the way home, he was biking from the transit center … Continue reading

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Man killed biking across Rainier Ave, suspect in white sedan fled the scene

A man biking across Rainier Ave was killed Monday evening when someone driving a white sedan struck him and fled the scene, according to Seattle Police. The suspect is still on the loose. The man’s identity and age have not … Continue reading

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Man killed while biking on Rainier Ave, suspect arrested. RIP Alex Hayden

Alex Hayden was a husband and father of two who Gray Magazine described as “kind, funny, creative, and a true editorial photographer” in a memorial post. Someone driving a pickup truck struck Hayden from behind while he rode in the … Continue reading

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Q13: Man killed in Sodo was biking to job where he worked his way out of homelessness. RIP Celso Diaz

Celso Diaz was biking to his job at iClick’s Sodo warehouse November 21 when someone driving twice the speed limit struck and killed him while he crossed 1st Ave S at S Andover Street. The suspect, driving a light-colored Toyota Prius, … Continue reading

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Person driving killed a 61-year-old man biking in SODO this morning and fled – UPDATED

A 61-year-old man was killed this morning in SODO, and Seattle Police are searching for the suspect. Someone driving northbound on 1st Ave struck and killed the man while he was biking near S Andover Street, just south of the … Continue reading

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Attorney seeks people who have had incidents at fatal Issaquah trail crossing

Wayne Wagner was biking on the East Lake Sammamish Trail September 22 when a woman driving made a right turn into him at SE 56th Street and killed him, according to the Issaquah Reporter. Wagner was 69. Our condolences to … Continue reading

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There’s nobody like Derek Blaylock, 1966-2016

Jane met Derek in the circulation department of the Seattle Times in 1988, and he wooed her by drawing silly cartoons for her. She still has some of those cartoons, and included a couple in the booklet for his funeral. … Continue reading

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Man charged with killing father biking in Northgate had also killed woman walking in Marysville

Derek Blaylock was biking home from the bus stop on his way back from work when Kevin Brewer, 51, allegedly struck him with his pick-up truck and drove away from the scene. Blaylock died within an hour. He was 50 … Continue reading

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Kitsap volunteer firefighter killed while biking near Poulsbo

Longtime Kitsap County volunteer firefighter, Seattle-to-Portland bike ride medic, father, grandfather and husband Joe Vlach died July 2 while biking near Poulsbo. He was 77. Our condolences to his friends and family. Vlach was on a training ride to get … Continue reading

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Dad killed while biking to 2nd job, leaves 5 kids orphaned in Philippines

Ronacin Tjhung was working more than 60 hours a week at two jobs to send money back to support his five children in the Philippines. Those children, between 9 and 16, lost their mother in the terrible typhoon Haiyan (also known … Continue reading

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Memorial for Nellie Yelli Saturday + Treza Hafzalla charged with Vehicular Homicide, Hit & Run

Friends, family and neighbors will gather tomorrow (Saturday) morning to remember Nellie Yelli, 62, who was killed Sunday while walking in a Green Lake crosswalk. The memorial, organized by Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, begins 11 a.m. at 82nd and Wallingford Ave … Continue reading

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