A man in his 60s was struck by a bicyclist in the Broadway bikeway and had to be taken to Harborview in an incident early in the Wednesday morning commute on Capitol Hill.
According to Seattle Fire and Seattle Police radio updates, the man was struck around 6 AM in the 1700 block of Broadway across from Seattle Central and was reported bleeding from the head and groggy but conscious. Seattle Fire says the man was transported by medics to Harborview in stable condition.
There were no reported serious injuries to the bicyclist and SPD did not have further information about the collision. Traffic on northbound Broadway was closed briefly during the response.
Broadway’s partially protected bikeway was installed as part of the Sound Transit-financed, SDOT-built $132 million First Hill Streetcar project in 2013 as a necessary enhancement to move riders away from the two wheel-dangerous streetcar tracks. A plan to extend the bike route north on Broadway was scuttled along with a proposed extension of the streetcar.