Bellingham bicyclist in serious condition after being hit by truck


BELLINGHAM - The bicyclist who was stuck by a truck in a bike lane Wednesday, March 12, remained in serious condition in the hospital Friday.

Tim Johnson, 47, was riding in the bike lane in the 3400 block on Northwest Avenue just before 5 p.m., when he was hit by a turning truck.

He was taken to St. Joseph hospital before being transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he remained in serious condition in intensive care Friday, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Johnson is the wine steward at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, and he was an experienced bike commuter between work and his home on Elm Street in Bellingham.

The driver who hit Johnson, 49-year-old Jose Luis Navarro Ulloa, received a ticket for a lane travel violation, Bellingham Police spokesman Bob Vander Yacht said.

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