Bicyclist injured in possible hit and run


Update: Rachel in comments says she was the one who was hit. “I am the cyclist – still at Harborview with a broken nose and teeth and a lot of stitches but should be able to leave soon and am glad it was not worse,” she said. “I hope they find the driver too!”

Earlier: Medics responded to a possible hit and run at Market St. and 14th Ave. NW just after 9 p.m. A woman riding her bike was hit by a driver of a Ford Explorer, according to scanner reports.

The extent of her injuries is unknown. She was taken to the hospital.

Officers said they’re looking for a Ford Explorer with front-end damage. We’re checking with SPD for more information.

(Thank you Silver for the info in the My Ballard Facebook Group. Traffic camera photo from the Seattle Department of Transportation)

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tuckerjackk
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we need to be cautious while driving.

Janet
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Janet

I hope the cyclist is o.k. and that the police find that driver is found.

Rachel
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Rachel

I am the cyclist – still at Harborview with a broken nose and teeth and a lot of stitches but should be able to leave soon and am glad it was not worse. I hope they find the driver too!

skip
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skip

Rachel, can you tell us what happened?

lynsey
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lynsey

Rachel – Oh I sure hope you recover quickly – so sorry this happened to you.

Rachel
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Rachel

Thanks Lynsey! Skip, the exact details are still a bit fuzzy (found this article while looking to see if there was video or witnesses who could confirm) but I have a recollection of crossing 14th on market (towards 15th) and suddenly seeing a car speeding into me (maybe making a right from 14th onto market?) and there was no time to react.

Colleen
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Colleen

I am so sorry this happened to you Rachel – I hope you recover quickly.

Sarah
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Sarah

So sorry this happened to you. Drivers do need to be more careful. I hope you recover quickly.

Shawn
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Shawn

I rode past as you were being treated by EMTs, Rachel – the scene looked dreadful. I’m so glad you’re alive!

Pork Pie
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Pork Pie

Wow Shawn. Thanks for being so concerned you just kept truckin’. Hope you ride by and post when I’m in crisis.

Judy
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Judy

Hi Rachel…I’m so sorry about this. I’m thankful it wasn’t worse, but sounds like it was bad enough!

Kim Wagoner
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Kim Wagoner

Rachel
I was one of the people who stopped to help you. I’m so happy you are recovering!! I pulled over with the pedestrians who had stopped to help. We stayed with you until they cleared the scene. We gathered blankets to keep you warm. A nice woman sat with you and another Samaritan blocked that lane with his car to keep the scene clear, and i moved cars along. Hoping your recovery goes well. I’m sorry i didn’t see it happen. I hope the police catch the person who fled the scene.

Thomas
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Thomas

Do you recall what color the Explorer was? Reason I ask is that I spotted a similar looking model SUV, dark green, parked on 9th NW between 49th & 50th facing northbound on the east side of the street. It looked a bit beat up all around, and had recently been ticketed. I periodically see it in the area, tucked in with RVs, and I think given what I could see as I drove by this morning, that the occupant may live in it.

Rachel
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Rachel

Kim, thank you so much for helping me! I really appreciate it – nice to know that even though the person that hit me drove away there were other good Samaritans who jumped in to help!
Thomas, I called the police to check in this afternoon and they said their records showed it was a white or silver Ford Explorer. In my memory of seeing the car before it hit me it was white but my memory of that is so fuzzy I don’t really trust it.

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