Bicyclist survives being struck, dragged by semi-truck

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by KING 5 News

KREM.com

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 6:48 PM

SEATTLE -- Seattle firefighters say they were able to free a bicyclist who was trapped underneath a semi after he was struck and dragged by the truck Monday afternoon.

Seattle fire officials said the 26-year-old male cyclist suffered fractures and road rash, but was conscious and alert while medics transported him to Harborview Medical Center.

The collision happened Monday afternoon at 4th Avenue South and South Spokane Street. While details of how the collision happened weren't available, officials said firefighters used industrial air bags and cribbing to lift the semi-truck off the bicyclist.

Seattle police said the bicyclist's injuries were non-life threatening.

Traffic on the busy intersection was blocked but was slowing returning to normal as the evening commute was beginning.

Meanwhile, police were questioning the driver of the semi-truck.

 

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