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Cyclist killed by a hit-and-run driver on Spokane St. Bridge in West Seattle

Old 07-26-22, 10:45 PM
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Cyclist killed by a hit-and-run driver on Spokane St. Bridge in West Seattle

Cyclist killed by a hit-and-run driver on Spokane St. Bridge in West Seattle.

I would post a link but I'm not allowed to yet. Does anyone know more about this?
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Old 07-27-22, 03:32 AM
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https://www.dubinlawoffice.com/blog/...206%3A55%20p.m.

A 63-year-old man died Friday evening after being hit by a vehicle while riding a compact electric bike on West Seattle's Spokane Street Bridge, reports KIRO 7 Seattle. The fatal incident occurred in the area of Southwest Spokane Street and Klickitat Avenue Southwest, shortly before 6:55 p.m.
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So he was doing a U turn??
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Old 07-27-22, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by GamblerGORD53 View Post
So he was doing a U turn??
The approach there is a convoluted mess. Honestly, I've nearly been tagged by a truck a time or 2 & I know how to navigate that spot.

Convoluted mess from the news story by Richard Mozzarella, on Flickr

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Old 07-27-22, 11:58 AM
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In 2018 I managed to bumble thru there from Green Lake, across that bridge on the way to Rat city bikes. Had lunch then went on to a Des Moines motel.
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Old 07-27-22, 05:07 PM
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Dumb driver. If he had stayed at the scene, he probably would have been released but now he's a hit-and-run offender which probably means jail-time.
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Originally Posted by base2 View Post
The approach there is a convoluted mess. Honestly, I've nearly been tagged by a truck a time or 2 & I know how to navigate that spot.
I've never had a problem there. I've always found it pretty easy to get on the bridge. Traffic is usually really light right there. It's mostly all dedicated trail.
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Old 08-08-22, 01:19 PM
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Been over this a million times. The bridge has a dedicated bike lane (seen on the left in the first photo). Narrow bridge, don't take chances. If the reports in the news are anything to go by, drivers seem to be inclined to leave the scene. Speaking only for myself, because of this apparent tendency, when there's a protected lane you can bet that's the one I'll be occupying.

From the news article, it appears he was crossing 90 degrees to traffic. Perhaps he realized he'd missed the bike lane, was on a narrow bridge with little wiggle room, and crossed over to the left to stop, lift his bike over the barrier to get onto the bike lane proper. Sad in any case. The driver may well have been suddenly surprised seeing a cyclist broadside in front of him on that narrow bridge, but leaving the scene is unforgivable.

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