Bicyclist killed by semi in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood


Seattle Times reporter

A cyclist was killed Wednesday afternoon after being hit by a semi-trailer in the Georgetown neighborhood.

Seattle police said the cyclist stopped in front of the semi at the intersection of South Michigan Street and Corson Avenue South but was apparently not visible to the semi-driver preparing to make a right turn from the north lane.

“When the truck pulled forward to turn right, the cyclist was beaten and killed,” police said.

The 40-year-old male cyclist was pronounced dead shortly after the collision at 5 p.m., police said.

An officer trained as a drug detection expert responded to the scene and found that the semi-driver showed no signs of drug or alcohol intoxication, police said.

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