Federal Way cyclist, 54, dies in Seattle collision

Lance and Jane David - Courtesy photo
Lance and Jane David
— image credit: Courtesy photo

Mirror staff reports:

Federal Way resident Lance David, 54, died in a bicycle accident May 1 in Seattle.

David collided with a semi-truck while riding on East Marginal Way. The cause of death was reported as blunt force injury to the head, according to the King County Medical Examiner. Seattle police are investigating the case.

The Seattle Times reports that the truck was turning right, from South Hanford Street to northbound East Marginal Way, when David and his bicycle struck the flatbed trailer's wheels. The reports notes that David was an experienced rider who pedaled twice a week from Federal Way to downtown Seattle. He was employed at Expeditors International of Washington Inc., a global logistics and freight forwarding company.

He leaves behind a wife of nearly 32 years, Jane, along with two children, twins Diana and William, 23.

Co-workers and friends will bike from 1200 Madison Street to the crash site at 3 p.m. Friday, according to the Times.

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn issued a statement on the accident, and said he'd direct resources toward improving safety in that particular South Seattle corridor.


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