Cyclist claims speeding driver intentionally hit him
SEATTLE -- A cyclist was struck in an apparent hit-and-run Monday morning in West Seattle after he pointed out a 20 mph sign to a speeding car, according to the Seattle Police Department.
According to the police report for the incident, the victim was riding northbound on 26th Avenue Southwest around 8:20 a.m. when a dark sedan approached him going about 45 mph.
The victim later told officers when he pointed to a passing sign showing the speed limit as 20 mph, the sedan drove up behind him, staying only inches from his bike and laying on the horn.
Fearing for his safety, the victim pedaled faster, but the sedan kept pace and followed him as he turned right onto Southwest Andover Street, according to the report.
The victim told officers the sedan suddenly swerved to the right, hitting him and knocking him to the street. Witnesses backed up the victim's claim that the sedan appeared to purposefully hit him.
Officers got the license plate number for the car, but could not find it or its driver at its registered Delridge address.
Det. Mark Jamieson said a detective will be following up on the case.