Bicyclist dies after crashing into car on University Way
A man riding his bicycle crashed into a car on University Way on Saturday night, and later died from his injuries.
The incident happened around 6:18 p.m. According to Seattle Police spokesman Mark Jamieson, the bicyclist, who was delivering food from the nearby Jimmy John's, was riding south on University Way when a car started to turn from Campus Parkway north onto University. The man wasn’t able to stop his bike in time, and crashed into the car.
The impact threw the man from the bicycle and onto the pavement. An ambulance crew, which had been taking a patient to the University of Washington Medical Center, was at the scene when the crash happened and started performing CPR on the bicyclist immediately.
The man was then rushed to Harborview Medical Center. Jamieson said the man died shortly after arriving at the hospital.
Jamieson said that the driver of the car was not impaired at the time of the crash.
Editor's note: The motorist failed to yield right of way to an oncoming vehicle. The "sharrow" failed to provide any more protection than any other paint application can.