Federal Way, Washington - One Killed in Hit-and-Run on Pacific Highway South
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Federal Way, Washington – One Killed in Hit-and-Run on Pacific Highway South

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Posted on September 13, 2019

Federal Way, Washington (September 13, 2019) – A bicyclist was reported to have been killed in a hit-and-run on Pacific Highway South on early Friday morning. He was pronounced dead on the scene.The victim’s identity has not yet been released.

According to current information released by Federal Way Police, the victim was riding along Pacific Highway South around 12:30 a.m. Near South 279th Street, he was struck by a car, the driver of which fled the area. Police are said to be working on a description of the vehicle involved.

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We offer our sympathies and compassion to the friends and loved ones of the victim. Unfortunately, this is not the only injury or fatality associated with a bicycle accident. Many of the things that apply to motorcycle accidents can also apply to bicycle accidents. Because a bicycle’s overall visibility is less than most other vehicles, drivers of other vehicles tend not to see cyclists in time.  This visibility problem makes bicycle rides at night especially risky. Unfortunately, because of a bicycle’s open nature, the risks of injuries are greater to a person on a bicycle than a person in a car. Injuries to the head are one of the risks, especially if the driver is not wearing a proper helmet. Limb injuries are also common. Much like any other vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents can easily come out of lapse of attention and careless maneuvers.  It is important to always observe proper driving and consideration for other vehicles considering all these risks in mind.

While bicycles are a much-depended means of transportation, drivers should consider factors such as speed, number of other vehicles on the road, the road conditions and weather to ensure their safety while out and about. Be especially cautious when driving at night, as with any other vehicle. It would also help to be aware of any fixed objects in the area to avoid crashing into them. Any mistakes in judgement can lead to accidents, injuries and damage not only to your person, but on other people as well.