December 27, 2017 at 9:56 am #58811
Metro bus driver on way to Lake Forest Park witnessed the accident. Passenger in bus said Metro driver did not stop to talk to police but the driver said his bus had a camera which might be of value to police etc..
( This is second hand info .. )December 27, 2017 at 4:22 pm #58812
I am not sure how wallyhood.org works because I just became a member of it. I am the passenger on that metro that observed the bike car accident which I think I am answering on a post to. Anyway, the metro driver is a woman and she And I were very upset about it. The ambulances had not gotten there when we left. And I wonder if the biker is a fatality. I am a biker.December 27, 2017 at 5:03 pm #58813
Well, not sure how many passengers there were on the bus. I was told about it in my gym by a passenger from the bus. I left the info re the bus having a camera so that if people in the area needed info or witnesses this would or might be helpful. I tried to look for accident reports from yesterday w/ bike & car but did not see any. If the bike rider died I am sure the news would have reported so. Again, I posted this info to help anyone involved with the bike victim.
It creeps me out how it appears you are saying the woman bus driver did nothing to help the victom.. just drove the bus away???? Did anyone go to the victim?December 27, 2017 at 6:23 pm #58815
Cathy, I think the bus driver was very appropriate. There were about five people around the bike rider and 911 had been called and I, as a nurse, did not go out to help because 911 had been called. Usually, one thinks about doing CPR. The bike rider was not moving and putting him on his back to do CPR would probably have injured him more. He was on his side and partly his stomach, And not responding.December 27, 2017 at 7:51 pm #58816
Oh gosh!! I would like to know more about this. Does anyone know?December 27, 2017 at 8:44 pm #58820
Ollie, thanks. Your other post didn’t give info re others being there. I was shocked when told about it in the gym and didnt ask a lot of ??s as I had an appointment.
Iowagirl- that’s all I know.I live 1 block from there across a street.. hear sirens for Stone all the time but I was not home when I was told it happened- around 3 PM.
Subway is right there as is BECU.December 28, 2017 at 10:04 am #58822
We passed this scene just after it happened (there were people stopped and aid had been called). The things that struck us were that it seemed to be mid block and good lighting visibility without too much congestion. The biker was contorted with obvious neurological damage, nothing could be done until the medics arrived. A few months ago another bicyclist was hit in the crosswalk on 43. This is a very dangerous street for everyone, bikes, cars and pedestrians but the city refuses to address the issues (we have tried). Speed, parking arrangements distracted driving need to be addressed immediately!December 28, 2017 at 10:07 am #58823
Incident number F170134435December 28, 2017 at 11:27 am #58824
Thank you for the info JB.
I sometimes use the crosswalk at 43rd & Stone Way N You push a button and lights flash– the city added that feature a year or 2 ago. I tend ot nto use it tho if I am going further south and hten use crosswalk at 40th because it is with a red light.
I feel like someone needs to notify the biker or family etc.. that the bus driver witnessed the accident and has a film of it. I am curious if the driver remained. T
This is one block + from where I live.. my heart goes out to the bicclist. People often tell me that i should ride my bike to Green Lak einstead of putting it in back of car and driving up to the lake and then biking back.. but I developed fear of accidents over time in our area.December 29, 2017 at 11:48 am #58833
I walked nearby after the first fire truck arrived.
Can any witnesses share how it happened? Was it a turning vehicle?December 29, 2017 at 11:57 am #58842
i could not use the case number to locate info. You could contact Metro to ask if they have released the camera info to the police.
Did the car driver remain?
Did the victim move?December 29, 2017 at 10:37 pm #58855
The car driver did remain at the accident site, and the victim was not moving at all, which of course means a lot of neurological damage that needed the aid units. Because turning him over and doing CPR would have been dangerous for him.
OllieDecember 30, 2017 at 7:03 am #58856
Thank you, tha tishelpful to hear.
I called a TV news station asking if they had heard of it and was told no. I was also told they’normally” get info on bicycle/car deaths.
It is so sad. I am interested because I live so close and of have the perspective of driving on Stone Way N often. Bike riders sometimes go as fast as 25 or more on the street or sidewalks.. a car turning might not see the bike if it is on the sidewalk obscured by parked cars. Car drivers sometimes speed and a bike or pedestrian crossing in front of a speeding car could be fatal..December 30, 2017 at 9:25 am #58857
Speed is always a problem with bicycles and cars. They are so much in a hurry and too often they are listening to their podcasts, or something. For me, been 75 years old, with short-term memory problems, I bicycle slowly. And I am so aware of drivers in cars that are going fast, illegal also. I wish speeding cars would be ticketed. I don’t know, but I think this bicyclist was riding on the bike lane on Stone Way (does one exist there?) And I take metro oftenDecember 30, 2017 at 9:29 am #58858
I tried punching in that incident number with the SPD but it didn’t work.
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