Family of Bicyclist Sues City of Seattle, Sound Transit
SEATTLE (AP) — The family of a bicyclist who died in a crash last year is suing the city of Seattle and Sound Transit, claiming the streetcar trolley tracks caused the crash.
The Seattle Times reports the family announced the lawsuit Wednesday, the anniversary of Desiree McCloud's death.
They're seeking more than $2 million in damages on each claim.
McCloud was riding with three other cyclists from East Capitol Hill to Alki Beach. Surveillance images from a police report showed McCloud pedaling between the tracks when she tried to pass someone in her group.
That cyclist told police she saw McCloud's bike wobble, before McCloud crashed on the pavement. She died 11 days later.
The police investigation didn't find evidence to conclude whether the tracks played a role in the crash.