seattle cyclist killed in hit-and-run

This is a tragic story out of Seattle, where a bicyclist was killed last week after he was struck by a car in a hit-and-run collision: Cyclist mourned, driver sought.

According to Seattle police, 44-year-old Michael Wang, a photographer for the global health nonprofit PATH, was riding home from work on Dexter Avenue North in the South Lake Union area when he was hit by an SUV.

Police describe the car as a brown, American-made SUV with tinted windows and a chrome roof rack. The driver fled the scene and has not been found by police:
Wang was riding north on Dexter in the designated bicycle lane when he was hit by a southbound SUV that turned east onto Thomas Street, according to employees in the area who had spoken to a key witness.

The driver sped through the intersection, they said, causing a terrific noise, before stopping briefly then taking off.

Police spokesman Jeff Kappel described the vehicle as a brown, American-made SUV with tinted windows and a chrome roof rack. It was last seen heading east on Thomas.

A visiting critical-care doctor who was staying at the nearby Holiday Inn performed CPR on Wang, who was taken to Harborview Medical Center.

Police cordoned off two blocks of Dexter Avenue Thursday afternoon as they investigated. The bicycle remained at the intersection, next to a pair of glasses, a white water bottle and a small green-and-black bag.

Patricia Cameron, who runs an art gallery at the intersection, said she heard a loud crash and rushed out. Wang was wearing a helmet, she said, but it did little to protect him.
Wang was a husband and father of two children. You can view some of his photographs on the PATH website here. I hope the cops catch the irresponsible bastard who did this and took off. More here: Bicyclist killed by hit-and-run driver in SUV is identified.

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