Cyclist Struck and Killed Downtown

Friday morning a female cyclist was struck and killed downtown in a traffic collision near Second Avenue and University Street. According to police, “The driver of a large box truck was headed south on 2nd Avenue and turned left on to University Street, where he struck and fatally injured the cyclist.”

Obviously the investigation is still developing. Here’s what we know so far, via SPD’s “Blotter” blog:

A cyclist was killed Friday morning after she was struck by large truck in downtown Seattle.

The driver of a large box truck was headed south on 2nd Avenue and turned left on to University Street, where he struck and fatally injured the cyclist.

Police contacted the driver—a man in his 40s—at the scene and called for SPD’s Traffic Collision Investigation Squad.

Police have closed 2nd Avenue around University Street while traffic investigators review the incident and interview witnesses. The street will be closed for several hours. We’ll have more information as it becomes available.

Making the situation all the more tragic, a new two-way bike lane on Second Avenue is slated to debut early next month.

 
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