Teen bicyclist critically hurt in crash with semi

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SHORELINE, Wash. - Firefighters say a 14-year-old bicyclist was badly injured in a crash with a semi in Shoreline.

PHOTOS: Student on bike hurt badly in Shoreline crash with semi

The Shorewood High School student was on his way to school when he was struck by a semi-truck at North 175th Street and Aurora Avenue North.

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Witnesses said the teen was heading westbound on the sidewalk of North 175th Street on the north side of the street and was approaching Aurora Ave North.

A semi truck was also heading westbound on 175th and was making a right turn to go northbound on Aurora when the collision occurred at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The boy, who was dragged 30 to 40 feet, was only 700 feet away from the high school when he was critically injured in the crash. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

His bike became stuck under the truck bed.

The crash happened right across the street from the Shoreline Fire Department's headquarters.

"Bystanders were fabulous -- were there quickly, and our crew, some people were able to help treat him until medics got here," said Michelle Pidduck from the Shoreline Fire Department.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

"I cant say whether or not he hit the semi truck or the semi truck hit him. Whatever point they actually made contact, can't state at this time until the investigation is complete," said Pidduck.

The victim was conscious after the crash.

 

 

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