Seattle cyclist injured in crash asking driver to come forward

SEATTLE -- A Seattle man is finally back on his feet, more than a month after he was hit while riding his bike in Wallingford.

Richard Mann said a driver opened his car door just as he was riding up to the vehicle. He slammed into the door and was sent flying across the hood of the car to the ground.

The 65-year-old said he was shaken by the accident and that the driver left before Richard could get the driver's name, phone number and license plate. He then spent weeks in the hospital and went through difficult rehabilitation.

The avid bicyclist said his medical bills are going to be enormous and a huge financial setback.

"Just knowing that it's out there. This tsunami is about to come my direction," he said.

Now he hopes the driver will come forward and take responsibility.

"I want his insurance company to pay for my expenses, that's all I want," Mann said. "I don't have anything to say to the driver."

The accident happened around 1:40 p.m. on October 16 at Meridian and 55th. If anyone has any information, Mann is asking you to call the Seattle Police Department.