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Bicyclist killed in Wallingford

By Geeky Swedes · March 17th, 2009 · 10 Comments

Just a few weeks after a bicyclist was killed in Ballard, a woman riding her bike in Wallingford was hit and killed by a car Friday morning. It happened at N 56th St. and 1st Ave. NE just before 10:30 a.m. The victim has been identified as Carol Salomon, 60, a University of Washington faculty lecturer. Very sad.

  • gcm

    This sad event happened last week. My thoughts go out to her family and friends. Tragically, she suffered head injuries and police report that she was not wearing a helmet. Please everyone, wear a helmet when you are biking around town!

  • TAD

    Did you read the Times article you provided as a link? This accident happened on Friday.
    Come on – pay attention. If you’re going to report news – get the info correct.

    • Sharon

      Take your own advice and pay attention. I am someone who, along with 2 others, came to the aid of Ms. Salomon LAST WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2009 @ 10: 23 am. Sadly, she passed away on Friday, March 13, 2009.

      • TAD

        Sharon – point taken! I actually did know that – but didn’t check my own comments. Shame on me.

        And good on you for trying to help her. I’m so sad that there wasn’t a better outcome.

  • TAD

    Thank you.

  • Jakey

    I've wondered why the accident in Ballard last month on 24th Ave NW got such a large outpouring of attention compared to this one in Wallingford/Tangletown.? Both riders were apparently at fault, and both left families behind. The traffic circle on N. 56th has one small limp bouquet of tulips attached to a signpost.

    Also, what happened with the drivers who were involved in both accidents, even if not charged with any violations?

  • puggles

    Jakey – they won't report on the drivers or acknowledge that the bicyclists were the ones at fault because it doesn't matter to them. At all. As tragic as their deaths were, both bicyclists were being reckless, and that is never mentioned because God forbid a precious bicyclist could do something wrong, especially when they cause an accident (and their own death) with a big bad motor vehicle.

  • eM

    so sad.
    everytime I see a headline about I bike accident, I hold my breath hoping it isn't someone I know.
    many cyclists are extremely wreckless out there. i often have the impression that sometimes they are so nervous about their vulnerability, they do stupid things.
    I have had bikes come up on my left as I am making a legal, green arrow left turn and give me all kindsa hell more times than I can count (always in Fremont and Eastlake).
    I know car drivers do stupid things too, but they have steel wrapped around them
    everyone please be careful

  • Tiktok

    “I know car drivers do stupid things too, but they have steel wrapped around them
    everyone please be careful”

    Which is why car drivers should be held to a higher standard: their mistakes kill other people. Cyclists and pedestrians only kill themselves when they error.

    • Sheila

      Drivers are held to a higher standard already.




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