The bicycle-car crash occurred at around 6:50 a.m. local time near the southbound Interstate 5 on-ramp on Martin Way. According to police, the vehicle’s driver traveled west on Martin Way and attempted a turn onto the on-ramp. The bicyclist did not stop with the traffic traveling eastbound.
The Olympian reports that the driver struck the man as he crossed the street, likely not seeing him at all as she, the driver, made the turn.
Although he received treatment for significant head injuries at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, the man did not survive his injuries. According to The Olympian, the bicyclist was not wearing a helmet.
The following information regarding bicycle, or pedalcycle, crashes is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):