A cyclist was struck by a car early this morning while riding in the 9400 Block of Airport Way South.
The collision occurred at approximately 6:50 am while both the male bicyclist and a Nissan sedan were travelling southbound in the 9400 Block of Airport Way South. The collision caused the cyclist to eject from his bicycle, where he suffered serious injuries as a result. He was treated at the scene by the Seattle Fire Department and then transported to Harborview Medical Center via medics.
As is routine in serious collisions, a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) officer responded to the scene and evaluated the driver of the Nissan. It was determined that the driver was not impaired. He was interviewed by investigators and released from the scene.
Detectives from the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad responded and began their investigation. The intersection was closed briefly while the investigation was conducted, but the roadway is back open now. This remains an active and on-going investigation.
Update: Detectives are hoping to speak with anyone who may have witnessed this collision. If you witnessed the collision or have any information on this incident, please contact Detective Mike Korner in the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad at (206) 684-8927.