[messengers] Seattle bike messenger killed

Date: 13 Sep 2011 21:04:52 +0200
From: Joe Hendry <messvilleto@xxxxxxxxx>


Another cyclist killed in Seattle
Ballard News Tribune, September 12, 2011
By Anne-Marije Rook
The Seattle Police Blotter reports that on Friday, September 10, at approximately 6:18 p.m, a cyclist was traveling southbound on University Way N.E. when he collided with a car turning from northbound University Way N.E. onto westbound N.E. Campus Parkway.
 
In the collision, the cyclist was thrown from his bicycle and sustained life-threatening injuries.  He later died from his injuries while being treated in the Emergency Room at Harborview Medical Center.
 
The driver of the vehicle was evaluated for any signs of impairment but none were detected.
 
The Traffic Collision Investigation Squad (TCIS) detectives will continue to handle the investigation.
 
UPDATE:
 
Tom Fucoloro at Seattle Big Blog reports that the victim has been identified as 23-year-old bike messenger Robert Townsend.
Townsend delivered sandwiches for Jimmy John's on University Avenue.
 

 
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