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.

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  1. Yes, from where he hit the fence, it looks like a good chance it was a medical condition and not a speeding vehicle hit.
    Our thoughts go out to his family.

  2. His name is John Taylor, my husband. His family is still in shock and disbelief. Please send him and us your prayers.

  3. He was one of the greatest guys I have ever known. Funny and thoughtful. he will be missed by many! My husband has dedicated the Seahawks season to him.

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