From the SPD Blotter:
On 11/03/09, at approximately 4:45 p.m., a bicyclist was traveling [northbound] on Beacon Ave S. approaching S. College St. As the Bicyclist approached S. College St, a pedestrian going [westbound] across Beacon Ave S. stepped into the roadway.
The Bicyclist was unable to avoid the pedestrian and collided with him.
The pedestrian sustained a serious head injury and Seattle Fire Department Medic transported him to Harborview Medical Center (HMC).
During the investigation, HMC stated that the pedestrian’s medical condition improved to become non-life threatening.
An officer responded to the scene to screen the bicyclist for any signs of impairment due to drugs/alcohol. The officer determined that the bicyclist was not impaired.
More also from KOMO:
Bike Pedestrian Accident on Beacon Ave
Update: Pedestrian injured in head-on crash with bicycle
More plant pilfering in the neighborhood reported on the mailing list. From Erin on 15th between Plum and Holgate:
Sometime between Saturday, Sept 5 noon and Sunday, Sept 6 6.00 PM someone stole a small Japanese maple tree from our driveway. We have a common/shared driveway not visible from the street.
And last night, Destiny near 14th and Spokane had a bicycle stolen, and it wasn’t even hers:
My husband just got back from Burning Man, and washed off the bike we borrowed from a friend: a Maroon Trek mountain bike. He set it on the side of our town house to dry, and someone STOLE it our of our little yard while it was drying last night. Now we own my best friend $700.
Please be on the lookout for a maroon Trek Mountain bike with straight handlebars. It’s a few years old but in great condition.
Justin on 20th between Hanford and Stevens followed up:
Maybe they needed a rack to go with it. Somebody ripped my Yakima rack off my car last night…
If you’ve got any tips or information for Erin, Destiny, or Justin, drop us a line and we’ll get you in touch.