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Cyclist in fog struck by Kitsap Transit bus

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crimescenePOULSBO — A female cyclist was struck and injured by a Kitsap Transit bus Wednesday morning in Poulsbo.

According to Washington State Patrol Trooper Russ Winger, medics were called to reports of an accident around 6:30 a.m. on Highway 305 just south of the Clearwater Casino. Officials found a woman between 40 and 50 years old in serious condition, and she was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center.

Officials said the woman was struck by a Kitsap Transit bus. The driver was the only one on the bus at the time of the crash, and a drug recognition expert was evaluating the driver, as is standard procedure with a crash.

The accident closed Highway 305 — the main route to the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal — briefly. One lane of the road reopened by 8 a.m.

Winger said fog may have blurred the bus driver’s vision, but the official cause of the accident was not yet known.

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2 comments

  • Joe

    It's safer to ride dirt bikes on rugged trails then it is to ride a bicycle on the streets, I think bike riders are living on the edge taking huge risks believing that drivers look out for them or even see them.

  • Not Joe

    Why don't you show some respect Joe? There's a person critically injured here and you're essentially blaming them. There are 30-40 THOUSAND motor vehicle deaths every year in the US. Do you think those are all people on bicycles. Think before you speak.