Wallingford bicycle accident kills University of Washington faculty member

The Seattle Times reports that Carol Salomon, age 60, died of injuries she sustained in a bicycle accident while riding her bicycle in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle on Wednesday morning. Salomon, who was an assistant professor of languages at the University of Washington, was riding her bicycle on North 56th Street and First Avenue Northeast when she was hit by a Toyota Prius around 10:30 am.

Salomon was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where she died of her injuries. Police said she was not wearing a helmet.

The driver of the Prius, a 37-year-old man, had two passengers in his vehicle at the time of the bicycle accident. No one in the car was injured.

No information about the cause of the accident was provided.

This is the second fatal accident involving a staff member of the University of Washington. In February, Kevin Black, a molecular neurobiologist, was killed in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle.

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