Search for dump truck that hit Seattle bicyclist

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 13 at 1:41 PM

Police are looking for a dump truck that allegedly collided with a bicyclist in Seattle Tuesday morning.

The collision happened around 8:30 a.m. near Yale Avenue and Howell Street. According to a witness, a dump trunk with a trailer made a right-hand turn into the southbound I-5 ramp. After the tractor and trailer passed and continued southbound to I-5, the victim was found with his bicycle on top of him.

Police said the 49-year-old bicyclist was conscious but in shock. Firefighters treated the victim at the scene and transported him to Harborview Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition. A Seattle Fire Department spokesman said he was not wearing a helmet.

Police are looking for a gray or silver and blue tandem dump truck. Anyone with information about the vehicle or the incident is asked to call 9-1-1.

The ramp to Interstate 5 was closed at the scene.

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