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Bainbridge cyclist airlifted to Seattle hospital

A 35-year-old Bainbridge Island man was hospitalized Wednesday evening after being hit by a car while he was riding his bicycle.

The accident happened at about 7:20 p.m. on High School Road near Capstan Drive on Bainbridge. The bicyclist was headed east when a car, driven by a 56-year-old Bainbridge Island man, pulled out in front of the bike, said Sue Shultz, Bainbridge Island police lieutenant.

A Bainbridge Island Fire Department official said that the man on the bicycle was taken by helicopter to Harborview Medical Center to be treated for his injuries.

The flight was a precaution and the bicyclist did not sustain life threatening injuries, Shultz said.

The bicyclist was wearing proper lighting, but the driver reported that he was difficult to see, Shultz said. The case has been forwarded to the Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office for review.
-Kitsap Sun staff

Man seriously injured after fleeing police on BI

A 46-year-old Silverdale man who had been fleeing a Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputy was seriously injured in a car crash Tuesday night on Highway 305, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office and Bainbridge Island Police Department.

The man was apparently thrown from a 1973 Mercedes convertible when the car left the road and hit a ditch near the highway’s intersection with Lovgreen Road. He was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, police reports said.

A Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputy spotted the Mercedes driving south on Suquamish Way near Totten Road around 9 p.m. The deputy believed the other car was going about 90 mph in a 40 mph zone, reports said.

The deputy tried to catch up to the driver, who crossed the Agate Pass Bridge onto Bainbridge Island. The deputy used his lights and sirens, but the man did not pull over, reports said.

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