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August 4, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Cyclist badly hurt after being struck by vehicle in Renton

Posted by Jeff Hodson

UPDATE 8/5/11 2:23 PM: The biker was fatally injured in this accident. Read more here

A bicyclist was struck by a vehicle and seriously injured near Renton Memorial Stadium on Thursday.

Medics found the cyclist unconscious and unresponsive, and took him to a hospital. The accident happened at 5:06 p.m. in the 200 block of Logan Avenue North, according to a Renton police statement.

Police said the cyclist appeared to have been "riding across lanes of traffic on Logan mid-block, when a vehicle traveling on Logan struck him." The vehicle, which was not identified, was going the speed limit, police said.

The cyclist was not wearing a helmet. More information will be made available, police said.

Any witnesses to the collision should contact the Renton Police Department at 425-430-7500, reference Case 11-7803.

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Honestly, I am surprised there are not more bicyclist deaths. In the last two days I have watched bicyclists run red lights and stop signs, dive...  Posted on August 6, 2011 at 9:42 AM by lisequinn. Jump to comment
Master Dodsen 0 5 PM isn't quite the middle of the night... A good friend went bum over teakettle at Greenlake: broke her helmet in half...  Posted on August 5, 2011 at 3:23 PM by respect. Jump to comment
Riding across traffic, in the middle of the night, without a helmet... I hate to be a dick, but this guy deserved it.  Posted on August 5, 2011 at 1:36 AM by Master Dodsen. Jump to comment

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