Photo courtesy of South King Fire and Rescue

Photo courtesy of South King Fire and Rescue

Bicyclist struck during rear-end collision in Federal Way

Cyclist transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A bicyclist was thrown 15 feet from their bike after a vehicle struck the cyclist during a two-vehicle collision on Aug. 15 in Federal Way.

South King Fire and Rescue responded to the collision at 1500 SW 356th St. near the BPA Trail at approximately 2:25 p.m. King County Medic One transported the cyclist, who was wearing a helmet, to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses said a vehicle heading eastbound on Southwest 356th Street stopped for the bicyclist, when another vehicle rear-ended the first vehicle, said South King Fire and Rescue Lt. Brad Chaney.

Eric Krasner, the driver of the first vehicle, told the Mirror he had stopped his truck at the crosswalk to allow a bicyclist to cross the street, when he heard the screeching of brakes behind him. He said the vehicle behind him swerved to the right, clipped the rear-end of his truck, struck the bicyclist, continued over a sidewalk and rode up some cable wires that were stabilizing power poles.

Witnesses said that the bicyclist was thrown off their bike into the bushes. They also reported that the first car had struck the bicyclist, Chaney said.

Federal Way police are investigating the incident and the Mirror will update this story when more information becomes available.

Photo courtesy of South King Fire and Rescue

Photo courtesy of South King Fire and Rescue

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