TCI investigating bicycle/SUV collision

A bicyclist sustained serious injuries following a collision with a SUV. On April 1, 2014, at approximately 10:30 p.m., a white 2003 GMC Envoy was travelling southbound on Alaskan WY just south of Columbia St. At the same time, a bicyclist was travelling northbound on the east side bike/pedestrian path on Alaskan WY approaching Columbia St parallel to the roadway when for unknown reasons the cyclist left the pathway and collided with the vehicle in the southbound lane of the roadway.

Seattle Fire responded and treated the adult male cyclist; he was transported to Harborview Medical Center via Medics with what was thought to be head trauma.

As is routine, a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) unit responded and evaluated the driver of the vehicle; it was determined that the driver was not impaired. The driver was released at the scene, pending further investigation.

Traffic Collision Investigators responded and processed the scene. The investigation continues.