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The family of a bicyclist who was struck and killed by a dump truck on Seattle’s Eastlake Avenue East in September has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the truck driver and the Woodinville-based construction company that employed him.
Bryce Lewis, 19, was riding with a friend north on Eastlake toward University Bridge on Sept. 7 when a truck owned by Nelson and Sons Construction made a right turn onto Fuhrman Avenue East and struck the two men while they were in the bicycle lane.
Lewis and his friend, Caleb Hall, 20, were pinned under the truck and dragged 25 feet before bystanders were able to free Hall, according to the lawsuit filed Monday in King County Superior Court. Lewis died almost instantly, the complaint states. Hall was injured.
The lawsuit did not specify damages.
“He failed to yield to them when they had the right of way,” said the plaintiffs’ attorney, John Christensen. Source: seattletimes.nwsource.com
The article, of course, goes on to mention how “they were not wearing helmets” and “they slammed into the truck”. Thanks for that. Appreciate it.by