A 26-year-old bicyclist suffered severe scrapes and fractures and was briefly pinned under a semi-truck after a collision in the SODO neighborhood Monday evening.
Officers and firefighters responded to 4th Ave South and South Spokane Street Just after 3 PM after receiving a report of a bicycle and semi-truck collision. The cyclist had been struck by the truck and pinned under the front axle.
Firefighters used industrial airbags to lift the truck away from the injured-but-conscious cyclist. After being freed, medics transported the man to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
Traffic Collision detectives are responding to the scene to investigate the incident. The southbound lanes of 4th Ave South and westbound lanes of S Spokane Street will be closed during the investigation, likely impacting traffic in the area.
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