It is with deepest regret that we report that Andres Hulslander, manager at Wallingford’s Bartell Drugs, was struck and killed while biking home from work on Saturday, June 27th at about 11 pm. Andres is survived by a wife and two children.
According to the Seattle Bike Blog, Andres was biking eastbound on NE 65th St towards his home in Lake Forest Park when he was struck from behind by 29 year-old Lucas McQuinn near the intersection at 15th Ave NE. McQuinn, who officers believed to be intoxicated, was arrested at the scene and charged with vehicular homicide. He is being held in lieu of $100,00 bond.
The Seattle Times notes that Hulslander was “wearing a brightly colored cycling jersey and his bike was equipped with a red, flashing taillight,” according to the charging papers.
The Seattle Bike Blog notes that this is the first death of a cyclist in Seattle in 2015, and the first since Wallingford’s Sher Kung was struck and killed in August of last year.
A “ghost bike”, a bicycle painted white as a memorial to a cyclist’s death has been placed at the scene (pictured above).
Our hearts go out to Andres’ family, his co-workers, and all who knew him.
(Thanks to Kerry and John for bringing this to our attention.)