Bicyclist struck by dump truck in Seattle hit-and-run

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SEATTLE - Seattle police are searching for a dump truck that left a bicyclist critically injured after a hit-and-run collision Tuesday morning.

 

A witness told police the dump truck with a trailer made a right-hand turn into the southbound Interstate 5 onramp by Howell Street and Yale Avenue. 

 

"After the tractor and trailer passed and continued on to southbound I-5, the victim was found with his bicycle on top of him," a police news release said.

 

The vehicle involved is a blue and silver or gray or silver tandem dump truck.

 

Seattle fire said the victim is a 49-year-old man.

 

Video from Chopper 7 showed the victim's bicycle lying in some brush and a pool of blood on the street.

 

Seattle fire said the victim was not wearing a helmet.  Medics said the man was conscious but in shock.  They said he has so many injuries that they were too numerous to list, but they believe he will survive. He was transported to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.

 

The cyclist was in a crosswalk near the onramp to I-5 when he was hit.