Bike vs. Van in Ballard

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Cue virulent anti-car post from ECB exploiting this horrible event for the sake of her anti-car vendetta in 3...2...1...
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I hope that cyclist was wearing a helmet, and hope they're OK.
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I hope everyone is OK, as well, but I am surprised not to see a post from ECB blaming the driver yet (you know, before there's any evidence either way).
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I sure hope that wasn't my boss, he's late and he usually cycles out of Ballard.
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http://www.kirotv.com/news/18639506/deta…

Does that look like his bike?
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Better call Cascade with their ambulance to come pick him up!

Seaiously: There but for the grace of god (and some armored downhill MTB gloves to pound on that that pratt electric van which almost right hooked me out of a bike lane this morning) go I.
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Obviously, we need to ban bike helmets, since they didn't stop the injury ...

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Coming this fall

Law and Order: Traffic Collision Unit
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@5, Yes
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Until I saw the photo I was wondering if might have been the Google streetview van.
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@9, I'm sorry to hear that. I hope for your boss's sake that it's just a coincidence. But really, I just hope whoever it is is okay.
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how dare he ride his bike without a Cascade bicycle club support vehicle nearby?

WHAT WAS HE THINKING?
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I'd be happy if my boss got hit by a van.
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thats almost right in front of my house...w/the bikes lanes now 24th is way more safe, this sucks...hope the rider is ok.
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Wasn't him, but I'm always hearing about the close calls he's had biking in Ballard (and on Westlake Ave). Hope it's not just a matter of time...
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The cyclist died.
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The biker was a racer for the Alki-Rubicon team. He was an experienced cyclist.

This is horrible. I was hit by a car several months ago commuting to work and this news hits me hard. Drivers, please watch out. And cyclists, always eyes up and hands on the controls when you're approaching and going through intersections.