‘Severe impact’ reported in car vs. bicycle collision at E Olive Way and Summit

A crash involving a motor vehicle and a bicycle sent the rider to the hospital with serious injuries Monday morning just after 10 AM at E Olive Way and Summit.

Details on the collision are still being gathered. The cyclist was reported to be unconscious in the moments following the “severe impact” crash near the busy, curving intersection.

A witness reports that a white van hit the and the bike collided and the rider was not wearing a helmet. UPDATE: We’ve been told by another witness that the rider was, indeed, helmeted at the time of the collision. Another account from the scene shows police interviewing a person near a white van. Seattle Fire reports that the injuries were believed to be “non life threatening.” UPDATE x2: We should have been more precise with our language in what we know about this incident at this time. We’ve updated the description of the incident as a collision and struck reference to what hit what until we learn more. UPDATE x3: SPD informs us that the incident required no collision investigation so there are no police reports documenting the crash.

Traffic in the area was diverted during the emergency response. Police were on the scene to direct traffic and begin the collection of evidence.

We will update when we learn more about the condition of the rider and any further details.


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12 thoughts on “‘Severe impact’ reported in car vs. bicycle collision at E Olive Way and Summit

  1. The biker was in fact wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. It was removed by EMT, as he was strapped onto the medical backboard. I called 911 and the EMT, Fire truck and police officer were very quick to respond. Hoping for the best for the biker!