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BikeWise: Truck runs biker off road at 1st and Spokane

The driver of a truck with a “God Bless John Wayne” bumper sticker allegedly ran someone riding a bike off the road, according to a report on BikeWise. The self-reported incident occurred in October while heading south on Spokane Street. … Continue reading

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Recent bike wrecks: Cab hits biker, 911 says to just get information

This October 9 collision was self-reported by Erik Busse to BikeWise: Riding on 5th in Belltown heading South. Approached Blanchard with Green light. Taxi pulled up to intersection, stopped, and then pulled out in front of me. Too late to … Continue reading

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Reflections on recent bike deaths

Reading about the eight people who died in Italy Sunday morning after a car crashed into them head-on, my heart sank. So much death. It’s overwhelming. Meanwhile, a little closer to home, the death of a Tampa Bay woman who … Continue reading

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No, seriously, stop driving (VIDEO)

Please, do not drive today. A big part of me wants to believe that, after yesterday evening’s commute from hell, nobody will try driving today. But that’s probably just not true. If you need more convincing, here’s a series of … Continue reading

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Bike Collision Roundup: Bus runs biker off the road in Ravenna

Now, for a downer of a post. These tales were self-reported to BikeWise.org. First, one on Nov 12 involving a bus on Ravenna at Brooklyn: At this location, there is an entire left lane dedicated to cyclists, the right lane … Continue reading

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State pays $8 million to biker paralyzed in Montlake Bridge wreck

The state has agreed to pay $8 million to Mickey Gendler, who was paralyzed from the neck down after his bicycle wheel got caught in a gap in the steel grate while crossing the Montlake Bridge three years ago. He … Continue reading

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Bicyclist hit near the Junction in West Seattle

West Seattle Blog has a brief report about a cyclist struck today on California SW just south of the Junction. The rider was transported to the hospital. A reader photo shows the bike lying the street looking fairly beat-up. WSB … Continue reading

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Possibly impaired driver strikes biker in 10th Ave E construction area

An impaired driver stuck a woman riding her bike on 10th Ave E at Lynn early Saturday morning, according to the SPD Blotter (hat tip CHS). The biker was riding northbound on 10th when the driver of an Infinity G20 … Continue reading

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Driver hits and kills his biking friend in Enumclaw, then kills self – UPDATED

In a completely tragic series of events, a driver apparently hit and killed his friend after leaving a party celebrating the biker’s 21st birthday in Enumclaw early Sunday. After the collision, the 24-year-old driver stopped his truck, realized what he … Continue reading

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Another Ballard missing link broken wrist

According to a recent BikeWise report, the Burke-Gilman missing link through Ballard has struck again, this time breaking a biker’s wrist. On August 29, a 55-year-old woman’s tire got stuck in the railroad tracks and she fell:

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Recent bike vs motor vehicle collisions

Here’s a short roundup of some bike collisions involving motor vehicles, as reported recently to BikeWise.org. Some of the collisions are up to a month old, but the reports are new: July 10, 30th Ave NE and 125th NE. “I … Continue reading

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