A bicyclist was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Tuesday morning after being struck by a vehicle on Martin Way near the Interstate 5 on-ramp, officials say.
The bicyclist, who was described by Lacey Fire District 3 officials as a man in his 30s, sustained “very serious head injuries,” according to Lacey Police Det. Sgt. Terence Brimmer.
“He was not wearing a helmet,” Brimmer said.
Witnesses told police that the bicyclist was traveling east on Martin Way in a bicycle lane. He was struck by a passenger vehicle traveling west on Martin Way, as it was headed toward the southbound I-5 ramp, Brimmer said. The eastbound traffic was stopped, but the bicyclist kept going, Brimmer said.
“She (the driver) basically didn’t see him and struck him as he was crossing the street,” Brimmer said. “… It looks like she was making a turn with the green.”
He said the crash is under investigation.
A Thurston County dispatcher said the crash was reported about 6:50 a.m.
The northbound lanes of Martin Way near College Street were closed for about two hours for the investigation.