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Recent traffic violence: Man killed walking to work downtown, Puyallup pastor injured biking to help homeless + more

The crisis of traffic violence in our region continues to maim and kill our neighbors, coworkers and loved ones. Here’s a quick and sadly far-from-complete look at some recent tragedies. Sadly, every victim in this post is over the age … Continue reading

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Man biking struck near W Seattle Bridge, police seek suspect + Rash of other area collisions

A man biking was struck at the east end of the lower West Seattle Bridge Thursday night. The person driving fled the scene. Police are seeking more information to help catch the suspect and learn what happened. And obviously, the … Continue reading

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Traffic violence in the Pacific Northwest is racially biased

If you are Native American in Washington State, you are almost four times more likely to die in a traffic collision than the general population. If you are black, people driving are half as likely to stop for you in … Continue reading

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Traffic violence is not a war, it’s a horrifying disease

Sometimes, the immense scale of traffic violence overwhelms me. Every single death or life-long injury that happens on our streets happens to somebody’s neighbor, somebody’s friend, somebody’s family member. And every once in a while, it strikes close to our … Continue reading

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