Seattle cyclists participated in a city slow ride this weekend to the ghost bike memorials of three recent Washington State bicycle accident victims.

Seattle Cyclists Visit Three Recent Bike Accident Victim Memorials

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After a cluster of three fatal Washington State bicycle accidents shook the Seattle cycling community last month, dozens of riders gathered last Saturday on a cross-city slow ride to visit the makeshift memorials of the crash victims.


According to a Seattle Fox News affiliate, the group Safe Streets Social Ride rode from one "Ghost Bike" memorial to the next in the hopes of raising awareness of cyclists on city roads and in memory of the three lives lost this Summer and Fall in bike accidents.


The group of bikers first visited the corner of Dexter Avenue and Thomas Street, where 44-year-old Michael Wang was struck and killed by a hit-and run driver in July. Then they pedaled across the city to an outdoor stairwell on Fairview Avenue where 50-year-old barista Brian Fairbrother received a fatal head injury last month. Finally, the memorial tour ended in the University District, where the riders visited the ghost bike of 23-year-old Robert Townsend, who was killed when a car turned left into the sandwich deliveryman.


An average of ten cyclists are killed in Seattle each year; ten have died so far this year. This most recent cluster of deaths has both cyclist safety advocates and city officials wondering what the next step is in reducing these bike accidents.


Have you suffered serious injuries in a Washington State bike accident? A Seattle bike accident lawyer at the Andrew Kim Law Firm may be able to help. Call us today to schedule a free, no-obligation meeting.

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