Edmonds police: Bicyclist who died after hitting fence may have had medical issue
A 65-year-old Edmonds man who died Monday night after the bicycle he was riding hit a fence may have been experiencing a medical issue at the time of the accident, Edmonds police said.
According to police spokesman Sgt. Mark Marsh, the man — whose identity has not yet been released — was just a few blocks from home on his bicycle when he went off the road in the area of 7th and Hemlock in downtown Edmonds and struck the fence of a home. “He was not hit by a car prior to going off the roadway and through the fence,” Marsh said.
“While the case is still under investigation at this point, the initial cause may have been a medical issue with the victim,” Marsh said. The exact cause of death will be confirmed by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner.