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Friday, September 19, 2008

Cyclist Doored, Traffic Shut Down on E Union

posted by on September 19 at 16:49 PM

Seattle Police have closed off East Union Street between 27th and Martin Luther King Way after a cyclist collided with an open car door.

According to Seattle Fire Department Spokeswoman Dana Vander Houwen, the cyclist, a 22-year-old was taken to Harborview with non-life threatening injuries.

SPD spokesman Mark Jamieson says he doesn’t know when the street will reopen.

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Why is this news again?

Posted by someguy | September 19, 2008 5:03 PM

Poor little Dutchperson...

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | September 19, 2008 5:09 PM

And here you would have thought that the space between the moving cars and the parked cars would be ideal for bikes. What could go wrong?

Posted by elenchos | September 19, 2008 5:54 PM

If the bicylist had just been going slower, he could have averted it. Even if the driver opened the door at the time the bicylist had been going by -- if he was oing slower it would have not required a trip to Harborview.

Posted by raindrop | September 19, 2008 6:17 PM

You covered this, yet you didn't cover the gnarly bike/car tangle in Chinatown earlier this week?

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay | September 19, 2008 6:24 PM

Sad for sure, but why exactly does the whole street need to be closed? I cannot imagine it taking to long to move the bike, take him to Harborview, and take some pictures.

Posted by Giffy | September 19, 2008 6:29 PM

And then a pit bull ate the bicyclist. We really should ban them and all large dogs. Well, all dogs. And cyclists.

And doors. Doors are the enemy.

Posted by BorderMan | September 19, 2008 7:02 PM


Posted by comment | September 19, 2008 8:09 PM

If the bicyclist would have stayed home...

Posted by The Honorable Mayor Greg Nickels | September 20, 2008 11:54 AM

@6: Dooring does cut a swath. The two times I've been doored, I was going pretty slowly, and I still got bounced off the door and then off the car next to me in the lane. Both I and my bike hit whatever car happened to be on my left. Presumably, if I'd been going faster I would have done a Mary Poppins up and over the car door, with no horizontal vector? (How fast is that?)

Unfortunately, the only person I haven't managed to hit so far in these incidents was the driver opening the car door.

Posted by Amelia | September 20, 2008 12:00 PM

Why is this news again?

Posted by ABM0000 | September 20, 2008 2:30 PM

Was the cyclist "doored" or was the car "cyclisted?"

Posted by me | September 22, 2008 1:29 AM

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