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Bicyclist seriously injured in second bike-car crash on Martin Way this week

Emergency vehicles respond to the scene of a crash Wednesday in Lacey after a 25-year-old bicyclist was hit by a vehicle traveling at slow speeds, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.
Emergency vehicles respond to the scene of a crash Wednesday in Lacey after a 25-year-old bicyclist was hit by a vehicle traveling at slow speeds, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office. Courtesy

A bicyclist was hit by a car and injured while crossing Martin Way near Lacey on Wednesday night, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

The 25-year-old man, who was bicycling without lights on, was hit just after 7 p.m. by a vehicle traveling between 10 and 15 mph, spokeswoman Carla Carter said.

Lacey Fire District 3 confirmed that the bicyclist was wearing all black and wasn’t wearing a helmet. He was transported to Providence St. Peter Hospital in serious condition with lacerations to his head.

It was the second bicycle crash on Martin Way this week.

A bicyclist was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Tuesday after being struck by a vehicle about 6:50 a.m. on Martin Way near the Interstate 5 on-ramp.

The bicyclist sustained serious head injuries, according to Lacey Police Det. Sgt. Terence Brimmer, and was not wearing a helmet.

Kenny Ocker: 253-597-8627, @KennyOcker

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