My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)

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When you go looking for justice, that’s what you’re going to find. Just us.

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:

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.

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2 Replies to “My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)”

  1. That’s easy. Cyclists are on the right in the bike lane whipping down the road. Dumptruck passes them (so he sees them) then decides that he has right of way, turns right, cuts them off, and WHAM!! Into the side of the dumptruck they go.

    If it had been cars rather that cyclists it would have been the equivalent off the dump truck cutting off the right turn lane to make a right turn.

    That family should really think about suing the city for creating an unsafe cycling environment through poorly designed bike lanes.

    I’ve been hit twice in the bike lanes in that very same scenario (no dump truck though, thank god) and now I ride in the street. A bike cop recomended it to me! LOL! He swears by it and tells all riders he sees.