Bicyclist suffers serious head injury following collision with car


A 58-year-old man on a bicycle suffered a head injury after being involved in a collision with a vehicle driving away from a stop sign early Wednesday, according to Bellingham Police.

It happened around 3:50 a.m. in the 3800 block of Byron Avenue.

The vehicle was driven by a 69-year-old woman, according to police Lt. Danette Beckley. Both the driver and the bicyclist are Whatcom County residents.

The bicyclist suffered a head injury and was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph hospital, Beckley said. The man was reported to be in critical condition.

Investigators are reviewing the crash and traffic camera data, Beckley added.

Details regarding the speed of the vehicle, the man’s current condition, whether he was wearing a helmet, or whether there were any citations issued, were unavailable late Wednesday afternoon, Beckley said – the incident remains under investigation.

Denver Pratt: 360-715-2236, @DenverPratt