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Blaming streetcar tracks for her death, McCloud’s brother files claims with city, Sound Transit

One year after the bike crash at 13th and Yesler that took Desiree McCloud’s life, her brother Cody has filed claims against Sound Transit and the City of Seattle that blame the First Hill Streetcar tracks for her death. Cody told … Continue reading

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Video shows McCloud riding between streetcar tracks before fatal crash

Surveillance video of the moments before Desiree McCloud’s fatal crash in May answers a major question about the incident that took her life: She did cross the First Hill Streetcar tracks around the time she crashed. A screenshot from the … Continue reading

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Memorial walk for Desiree McCloud highlights her life, puts streetcar lines under scrutiny

What does a city say to a grieving family when they ask, What value is there in a streetcar if the tracks injure or even kill people? Seattle officials did not have any adequate answers to this question during a … Continue reading

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Memorial walk for Desiree McCloud tonight on Yesler Way

Family, friends and neighbors working for safer streets will hold a memorial walk for Desiree McCloud today (Monday) on E Yesler Way. The walk starts 6 p.m. at Bailey Gatzert Elementary. The group will cross the street to the ghost … Continue reading

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Desiree’s mom: ‘I don’t want anyone else to lose their future on something that’s so preventable’

Family members of Desiree McCloud spoke with KOMO for a powerful story about her untimely death on Yesler Way near 13th Ave. Desiree crashed May 13 while biking westbound on Yesler with friends. She was passing a friend on the … Continue reading

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Woman who crashed along First Hill Streetcar route passes away

A week and a half after a bad bike crash along the First Hill Streetcar route, Desiree McCloud passed away Tuesday. We send our deepest condolences to her friends and family. A message on a fundraising page set up to … Continue reading

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