Updated on: 11/7/2019
A worker at Jimmy Johns was delivering a sandwich on his bike on Saturday night when he was hit by a car and killed. Robert Townsend was just 23-years-old.
"He was fast - very fast - and happy," said Sarah Staples, Townsend's coworker at the Jimmy Johns sandwich shop in the University District. "He was having the best time on his bike, so at least he was having fun in the end."
It is believe that he was heading south on University Way Northeast when a driver turned into him. He was thrown from his bike after the crash.
"He was doing what he loved. There's no denying that," said Kaleo Rendoni, Townsend's friend and coworker. "Robert loved his bike, and he loved Jimmy Johns. He loved everyone that worked there and we all loved him back."
Friends left a white bicycle wheel with a large cross at the scene of the accident. His father mourned his son.
"He had the heart and soul to do it," said Robert Townsend, Sr., holding back tears. The driver that hit him was not impaired. There are no charges filed at this time.
Davis Law Group, P.S., sends sincere condolences to the friends and family of Mr. Townsend. May you be there for each other during this difficult time.
Attorney Chris Davis handles many high profile Washington bicycle accident injury claims. If you have been the victim of a bicycle accident or if someone you love was wrongfully killed in an accident, contact Mr. Davis immediately. Call Davis Law Group at (206) 727-4000 to schedule a free consultation.