August 27 update: Police have informed us that the collision was not a hit-and-run as was initially reported. The driver was cited on the scene. “It was the behavior on behalf of the cited party that led to the collision,” stated Officer Sean Whitcomb.
On Tuesday, Aug. 14, Jerry Scott was riding his bike from his North Seattle home to his office in West Seattle as he does so many mornings. Jerry, a longtime Cascade member and 2011 board of directors candidate, was enjoying his summer morning ride until, less than halfway into his commute, he was swept off his feet by a car, hit the pavement and remained unconscious for 30 minutes.
Thanks to the heavy morning commute traffic on Dexter Avenue & Denny Way, on-watchers quickly dialed 911.
Jerry was transported to Harborview where doctors discovered that he has five broken ribs, a punctured lung, and a serious concussion. He remembers little about the collision but recalls that there were other people on bikes around him. (Were you a witness?)
The intersection where Jerry was hit is just a mere two blocks away from the spot where a ghost bike memorialized the death of bicyclist Mike Wang for months. He had been struck by a hit-and-run driver who was sentenced to more than three years in prison last month.
Let’s wish Jerry a full and speedy recovery.