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Councilmember Conlin left with broken shoulder blade after collision with car while biking – UPDATED

City Councilmember Richard Conlin is recovering from a painful broken shoulder blade after he collided with a car while biking in Madrona Sunday. The details of the collision are not yet known, but the Seattle Times reports that CM Conlin … Continue reading

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Longtime bike commuter left with severed thumb after drunk driver hit her on Westlake, is glad it wasn’t worse

Karlyn Beer was biking north on Westlake Ave Friday evening when a drunk driver made a left turn directly in front of her. “I slammed on my brakes of course, but plowed into the side of him,” she said via … Continue reading

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KOMO Video: Woman visiting her sister victim of hit and run at Dexter/Nickerson – UPDATED

Jake Vanderplas’ story of a road rage hit and run in West Seattle we published yesterday drudged up a lot of scary stories from readers, who left their tales in the comments. One of those comments was from a friend … Continue reading

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Person biking near Boeing Field struck by car and seriously injured – UPDATE: Police seek witnesses

A man was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries this morning after he was struck on Airport Way S near Boeing Field around 6:50 a.m. Originally reported as a collision with a person walking, police say the collision involved … Continue reading

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Cascade: Law enforcement is often unfamiliar with the Vulnerable User Law

Two years ago, the primary focus of bicycling interests in the state legislature was to pass a bill that would create a penalty for negligent driving that results in a serious injury or worse. The Vulnerable User Law has been … Continue reading

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CHS: Car2Go helps police track down, arrest hit-and-run suspect

The young-but-popular car-sharing service Car2Go has helped police track down and arrest a hit and run suspect following a Saturday night collision on Capitol Hill, CHS reports. The victim and witnesses told police that the person driving a Car2Go turned … Continue reading

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Man struck at 5th and Madison, injuries not life-threatening

A 36-year-old man biking at 5th and Madison was struck by a car around 3 p.m. Though emergency responders found him 25 feet from his bicycle, he is “alert and conscious,” and his injuries are not life-threatening, according to the … Continue reading

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Police looking for woman who hit person on bike and fled – UPDATE: Not seriously injured

UPDATE: The Seattle Fire Department says the victim, a man in his 30s, was not seriously injured. No word yet on the search for the suspect. Original story: From SPD: Ofrs investigating hit & run to bicyclist @ Yale Av … Continue reading

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Man arrested after striking person on bike downtown and fleeing

A man struck by a car at 2nd and James early Christmas Eve was taken to the hospital with severe injuries. The 27-year-old driver did not stop, despite having a cracked windshield and damage to his car. Witnesses noted the … Continue reading

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Woman struck by dump truck at Pike and Boren – UPDATED

Medics transporting 25 year old female bicyclist to HMC after being hit and dragged by dumptruck at Boren and Pike street.patient stable — Seattle Fire Dept (@SeattleFire) November 29, 2012 A woman was struck and dragged by a dump truck … Continue reading

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Man biking at Howell and Yale in critical condition after truck driver runs him over, flees scene – UPDATED

A 49-year-old man biking at Howell and Yale was run over by a truck just after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. He was rushed to hospital in critical condition. The driver fled the scene after the collision. Police describe the truck … Continue reading

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Kid biking to middle school struck in Kent hit-and-run

A kid biking to middle school in Kent was struck by a car and dragged several feet Thursday morning. She was taken to the hospital in stable condition. The driver left the scene, but police tracked her to her workplace. … Continue reading

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Cascade: Man left unconscious after Dexter hit and run

Someone driving Tuesday morning struck Jerry Scott near Dexter and Denny, then fled the scene, Cascade Bicycle Club reports. The person responsible left Scott, who has biked the route to work for many years, unconscious on the side of the … Continue reading

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Person biking seriously injured in collision with van at Pike and Boren

A man was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries Tuesday morning after colliding with a van at Pike and Boren. According to police, he was riding eastbound westbound on Pike (which is uphill) (UPDATE: Commenter X below said the … Continue reading

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Mechanic seriously injured while biking to work at Kent bike shop – UPDATE: RIP Fred

UPDATE 3/10: Fred passed away March 9. See update below for more. Original post, published 3/6: Fred Rehberger, a racer and mechanic at Northwest Tri and Bike in Kent, was seriously injured earlier this week when a car struck him … Continue reading

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Cops mock West Seattle man struck by truck while jogging to work

“That’s why you drive a car!” said one Seattle Police officer responding to the scene of a man struck by a semi truck near the foot of West Seattle’s lower bridge while he was jogging to work during the October … Continue reading

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Man biking on Aurora injured in collision with car

A man in his 40s went to the hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries Thursday evening after colliding with a car while biking southbound on Aurora near 90th Ave N N 90th St. From SPD: On October 20th, at … Continue reading

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PI: Top five spots where people biking and driving collide

The Seattle PI has tracked down the five spots in Seattle where the most bicycle-car collisions have occurred in recent years. NE 45th Street in front of Dick’s took the top spot, which may surprise some. But I fear that … Continue reading

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Man biking crashes on Capitol Hill after car pulls in front of him, driver flees

A man biking on E Olive Way crashed after the driver of a car pulled in front of him near Belmont Ave E Tuesday morning, Capitol Hill Seattle reports. He was transported to the hospital, but was conscious and alert. … Continue reading

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Person biking dies after colliding with car on the Ave – UPDATED

A person was killed in a collision with a turning car on University Way in the U District Saturday evening. He was traveling southbound (downhill) around 6:18 p.m. when he collided with a car making a left turn onto westbound … Continue reading

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