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    Default Cyclist struck at 11th & U

    http://www.princeofpetworth.com/2012...h-and-u-st-nw/

    The thread comments from people who saw the accident scene afterwards indicate it was a rather severe incident.

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    My coworker saw the aftermath but not the accident. I hear the cyclist is in serious condition, but was talking when they took him away in the ambulance.

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    Awful.

    The truck turned westbound on U St. into the cyclist’s path, they collided and the cyclist went down. because the truck bumper is so high off the ground, the cyclist just goes under the truck and gets dragged, rolled and run over by all three axles. the truck is bouncing around noticeably but the driver doesn’t stop until waived down a good 30 ft later. it was an awful slow motion scene of violence. absolutely brutal. the cyclist was conscious and audible when being loaded into the ambulance – let’s hope he’s okay. Thanks to citizens rushing to and staying on the scene – response was quick and the police did a good job controlling the situation and taking statements.

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    Oh my god, the driver wasn't even aware he'd hit someone!? How is that possible.

    I hope and pray the cyclist doesn't suffer any long-lasting injuries. The fact he was speaking is a good sign.

    Many thanks to the good samaritans that stayed and helped.

    Keep it slow and safe out there.

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    It was a flatbed delivery truck. You could run over a small car and not feel it.

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    It is great that the cyclist was talking, but after that, I almost wish they had lost consciousness - awful.

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    Heartbreaking.

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    It was a Capital Bikeshare bike rider. It's bright red. How can the driver not seeing it?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...R4fR_blog.html
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    Quote from a bystander who saw the accident:

    I was at the scene when this occurred. (Intersection of 11th and U NW)

    Capital Bike share bike was heading south on 11th. Truck heading West on U. Truck was in curbside lane and accelerated on orange light, ran the red and struck the bicyclist as he was entering the intersection southbound on 11th.

    Cyclist was dragged approx 15 yards west bound on U before emerging from underneath. Truck (not a tractor trailer but a black, dual rear axle, flat bed carrying lumber) then continued another 25 yards before stopping
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