Updated on: 2/22/2019
A man was seriously injured in motorcycle accident with another vehicle near the intersection of 1st Avenue North and Denny Way in Seattle Thursday afternoon.
Witnesses reported seeing a man riding his motorcycle on Denny Way just after 5 p.m. Thursday when a blue sedan took a right-hand turn directly in front of the motorcyclist, potentially cutting him off. The maneuver may have forced the motorcycle to strike the passenger's side of the car.
One witness said the impact left a large dent in the passenger's side door of the vehicle and that there was blood left on the vehicle.
Emergency crews responded to the scene within minutes of the collision, where they found the motorcyclist unconscious and not moving. The man was presumably transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
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We learned about this collision from eyewitness reports, and there was no additional news coverage regarding the accident available at the time this post was published. If you or someone you know witnessed the collision, let us know or please contact the Seattle Police Department at (206) 684-5582.
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