Bicyclist critical after collision with Everett school bus

EVERETT — A bicyclist suffered critical injuries Monday after colliding with a school bus in north Everett. The man, 52, was knocked unconscious but was breathing, according to police.

The man was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. No students were injured.

The crash happened about 2:15 p.m. at the intersection of Wetmore Avenue and 35th Street. The southbound bus was carrying the Everett High School track team to Memorial Stadium, according to the school district.

Police believe the eastbound bicyclist ran the stop sign and collided with the school bus, which did not have a stop sign.

“It is believed that alcohol was a factor in his actions,” said officer Aaron Snell with the Everett Police Department.

The exact dynamics of the crash remained under investigation. The bicyclist apparently hit the front of the bus after the bus entered the intersection, school district officials said.

Two dozen student-athletes were released to their coach and walked to the stadium with a police escort. The district planned to provide counselors Monday and Tuesday for those affected, some of whom are considered witnesses.

The man’s bicycle could be seen in pieces on the asphalt as medics placed him on a backboard. No additional details were released Monday.

Rikki King: 425-339-3449; rking@heraldnet.com.

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