Police are investigating a crash Sunday night at 11 and Pine that sent its 27-year-old rider to the hospital after she reportedly ran into a parked van.
According to East Precinct radio dispatches and Seattle Fire, the rider was not wearing a helmet when she struck the van around 10:18 PM. Seattle Fire said the rider was taken to the hospital in stable condition. Witnesses said the woman suffered a head injury in the incident.
UPDATE: Police say the 27-year-old female rider struck an SPD prisoner transport van parked on the westbound side of Pine above 11th Ave in the area zoned for police parking only. SPD says investigators have not determined what caused the rider to collide with the van and that the rider is in stable condition at this time. Police confirm that she was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
Police said E Pine would be closed for a “long period of time” overnight as the investigation of the crash continued.
Earlier this month, a 43-year-old bicyclist suffered serious injuries when he collided head-on with an SUV on E Pike at Boren. Police said the rider in that collision had been drinking and was also not wearing a helmet.
UPDATE: Here is the SPD report on the incident.
27-year old cyclist was injured Sunday night after she collided with a parked Seattle Police van in front of the East precinct on Capitol Hill. At about 10:30 pm, the woman was riding her bike east on E Pine St approaching 12th Avenue when she struck the rear of the legally parked prisoner transport van.
Seattle Fire Department responded and transported the woman to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The woman, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision, is in stable condition.
Seattle Police Traffic Collision Investigators responded to the scene and are investigating the incident. Police haven’t determined what caused the woman to ride into the van.
UPDATE 4/30/14: Here is the collision report from SPD on the incident. It confirms details from reports that a vehicle was making a u-turn at the time of the crash. We don’t have an update on the victim’s condition but wish her the best in her recovery.