Bicyclist dies after collision with semi in Seattle

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on May 1, 2013 at 8:18 AM

Updated Wednesday, May 1 at 9:12 PM

A bicyclist died Wednesday morning after being hit by a semi truck in South Seattle.

Police said a preliminary investigation indicated that a 53-year-old man driving a flatbed semi-truck was attempting a right turn from westbound South Hanford Street to northbound East Marginal Way South.  

At the same time a 54-year-old male bicyclist was northbound on East Marginal Way South approaching South Hanford Street.  

For reasons that have yet to be determined, the bicyclist collided with the truck-trailer’s left side wheels in or near the intersection and went down.

Fire department medics responded and after administering CPR treatment, pronounced the bicyclist dead at the scene.

Mayor Mike McGinn said he's directed the traffic and transportation departments to report back on what they can do immediately to improve safety on this corridor.

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