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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Bicyclist Run Down by Car in Bitter Lake Area

Posted by on Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 5:35 PM

Just before midnight on February 1, Seattle police officers responded to a report of a hit-and-run collision involving a cyclist on North 143rd Street, according to a police report. A witness told officers that a sedan had hit the male cyclist after making a "violent U-turn," driving onto the planting strip and sidewalk, and then driving eastbound toward Linden Ave. North. "Once the pedalcyclist fell to the ground," says the police report, "the male driver and male front seat passenger exited the sedan and began yelling at the pedalcyclist as he lay on the ground."

The cyclist told officers that the men were yelling, "are you [name redacted]? Are you [name redacted]?" The cyclist said he repeatedly told the men that he was not that person, and "then realized the vehicle driver had intentionally run him down," the report says.

The driver, described as a white male in his mid-20s with brown hair and a black, baggy jacket, then "put his hand into his jacket as if he had a gun inside," and the passenger, described as a male in his mid-20's with a heavy build, a brown beard and a black jacket, "clenched his fists as if he planned to punch [the cyclist] out," the police report says. The victim described the car as a black 2-door Lexus coupe.

The cyclist told police that the men noticed there was a witness watching so they fled the scene, turning southbound on Linden Ave N. The suspects were not found by police.


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Not nearly the effect that a shotgun pistol has.
Posted by thisISnice on February 23, 2010 at 7:16 PM · Report this
What the hell is "the Judge"??? I just carry a machette in my camelbak, lol. Funny what a calming effect a machette has on road rage!
Posted by dueceone on February 23, 2010 at 3:58 PM · Report this
This and the hate comments posted by many when it comes to what they wish would happen to cyclists...are the reasons I ALWAYS carry the Judge in a low back holster while bike commuting.
Posted by thisISnice on February 17, 2010 at 12:25 PM · Report this
@21 Hating people you don't know for being a member of a certain group is so...
...20th century? ...Middle School? ...Nazi Germany? Take your pick.
Posted by jakevdp on February 10, 2010 at 11:24 PM · Report this
derrickito 21
who said i was being sarcastic?
Posted by derrickito on February 10, 2010 at 2:14 PM · Report this
emor 20
Interestingly, I have been violently accosted by two pieces of shit driving a black Lexus coupe. I was riding home to work on 18th in the Central District, though. They tried to run me down, but missed. Maybe it's because I told them to slow down on the narrow, one lane residential street?
Posted by emor on February 10, 2010 at 1:38 PM · Report this
NumberOne 19
@ 12 Indeed I did and I have posted it on several networking sites as well. This accident does not surprise me at all, period. Linden basically is the paved back "alley" of Aurora. This neighborhood has gone down the tubes. The streets are unsafe, there are tons of tweakers biking up and down living out of abandoned rvs and campers, and people get into road rage incidents constantly. I see it out of my window everyday. The mix of decent people and families biking the urban trail along with the mix of meth heads, thugs, and vagrants breaking into cars and trucks creates a scary combination. I would not be shocked at all to hear that these thugs in the car tried to run over that guy around midnight thinking he was someone indebted to them, and not by legal means.
Posted by NumberOne on February 10, 2010 at 11:27 AM · Report this
Beetlecat 18
@15: ...a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing... ;)
Posted by Beetlecat on February 10, 2010 at 10:48 AM · Report this
wilbur@work 17
that's right where many people still buy drugs. 12 - good to hear there's a plan in place, hope it happens. I live in a similar spot on the E side of I-5, and the crackheads are finally being pushed out, one by one.
Posted by wilbur@work on February 10, 2010 at 8:29 AM · Report this
Max Solomon 16
that's right where i used to buy drugs
Posted by Max Solomon on February 10, 2010 at 7:18 AM · Report this
Lee 15
@12: You didn't read past the headline, did you?
Posted by Lee on February 10, 2010 at 7:03 AM · Report this
gttim 14
Was it: "Are you Lance? Are you Lance?"
Posted by gttim on February 10, 2010 at 5:07 AM · Report this
Seatlle's finest will have to track this guy down so they can issue him a warning driving on the grass.
Posted by kinaidos on February 9, 2010 at 9:44 PM · Report this
NumberOne 12
Doesn't surprise me one bit. I live on 137th and Linden, and most of both the bikers and drivers on this street have their heads shoved up their asses. The speed limit is only 20 yet cars routinely go 40 mph or faster up and down Linden Ave North, which also serves as a bike trail between 130th and 145th. Bikers often dress in dark colours and are negligent to the law, creating a dangerous combination once dusk hits. I have been a victim of both road rage (for driving 20 mph like the sign says, and then having cars whip around me or honk, etc) and also have nearly been hit by vehicles at least 5 times crossing Linden that stand out. Its damn scary on Linden for everyone who lives around here- especially since there is a ton of senior housing on the street as well as an elementary school just across Bitter Lake. Changes are occurring though. We had a neighbourhood meeting just last weekend and there are lots of repairs in the works:…
Posted by NumberOne on February 9, 2010 at 9:11 PM · Report this
#8 The correct term is "Velvet Mafia"
Posted by Wordy Rappinghood on February 9, 2010 at 8:46 PM · Report this
furburger 10
Don't want to get hit get off the sidewalk.
Posted by furburger on February 9, 2010 at 8:23 PM · Report this
So this is really less about bikes and cars and more about some jackass and a case of mistaken identity.
Posted by giffy on February 9, 2010 at 8:04 PM · Report this
laterite 8
They must be members of the Gay Mafia. I mean, two dudes rolling around in an SC430? Might as well have been a pink Miata.
Posted by laterite on February 9, 2010 at 7:10 PM · Report this
Andy_Squirrel 7
oh wait, yer being sarcastic, I still need a bj though
Posted by Andy_Squirrel on February 9, 2010 at 6:47 PM · Report this
Andy_Squirrel 6
derrick can suck my fucking dick
Posted by Andy_Squirrel on February 9, 2010 at 6:46 PM · Report this
derrickito 5
twice even!
Posted by derrickito on February 9, 2010 at 6:23 PM · Report this
derrickito 4
one less cyclist! yes!
Posted by derrickito on February 9, 2010 at 6:23 PM · Report this
derrickito 3
one less cyclist, YES!
Posted by derrickito on February 9, 2010 at 6:23 PM · Report this
balderdash 2
So... run the guy over, THEN establish his identity?

Great plan. These guys sound like real pros.
Posted by balderdash on February 9, 2010 at 6:22 PM · Report this

Wise guys don't ride bicycles.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on February 9, 2010 at 5:40 PM · Report this

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