Since July 2011 we have been following the case of the 44-year-old bicyclist who was killed last summer by an SUV that then left the scene. The fatal accident occurred around the intersection of Dexter Avenue North and Thomas Street as the SUV turned left, striking the man. The man who died regularly commuted by bicycle and worked at a health-care nonprofit.
In addition to the sadness of the loss of life, many in the Seattle area residents were even more upset that the driver of the SUV did not turn himself in following the collision. It took until April of this year before police determined that a 28-year-old Normandy Park man was likely behind the wheel of the vehicle that hit the man. When confronted by police, the man admitted he had hit a bicyclist in July 2011 and then fled. After he took the law enforcement officers to the site of the fatal crash, he was arrested.