Detectives from the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad (TCIS) are investigating the circumstances leading up to Tuesday afternoon’s collision involving a dump truck and a bicyclist in the SODO neighborhood. The 61-year-old cyclist was transported to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
On Tuesday, at approximately 2:45 pm, a dump truck was travelling eastbound on S. Spokane Street approaching 1st Avenue South. At the same time, the cyclist was travelling northbound on the west sidewalk on 1st Avenue South approaching South Spokane Street. The bicycle and truck collided, and the cyclist was injured. Seattle Fire responded and transported the victim to HMC. As is routine, a Drug-Recognition Expert officer responded to the scene to evaluate the 50-year-old truck driver for any signs of impairment. No signs of impairment were detected.
TCIS detectives will conduct the follow-up investigation.