Man critically injured in Olympia bicycle accident

Police are investigating an Olympia bicycle accident in which a man was critically injured when his bicycle was hit by a vehicle in the 390 block of Martin Way NE. the bicycle accident occurred around 10am on Saturday morning.

The Tacoma News Tribune reports that the unidentified man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle which is a Level I Trauma Center. The bicyclist was not identified but the report said that he was a man who appears to be in his 30s or early 40s.

The driver that hit the bicyclist remained at the bicycle accident scene.

There were no other details provided.

According to National Highway Transportation Safety Administration figures, there were 630 bicyclist killed in accidents with motor vehicles in 2009. Bicycle accident deaths have decreased by 37% since the mid-1970s. Every year, there are more male bicyclists killed than females; in 2009 there were 82% of bicycle accident fatalities were male. Wider adoption of bicycle helmets saves lives; 91% of the bicyclists killed in 2009 were not wearing helmets.

If you have any information regarding this accident, the Olympia Police Department would like you to call them at 360-753-8300 or call Thurston County Crime Stoppers at 360-493-2222.

This information is provided by the Seattle bicycle accident lawyers at The Farber Law Group. We reprsent people who have been seriously injured in bicycle and pedestrian accidents and the family of those killed. With our help, you may recover compensation for your damages.

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