UW lecturer killed in auto-bicycle collision

A senior lecturer at the University of Washington became the second bicycling fatality of the year when she died Friday of injuries she suffered Wednesday morning when her bicycle collided with a car.

Carol Salomon, 60, was riding south on First Avenue Northeast when a Toyota Prius heading east on North 56th Street struck her.

My condolences go out to her husband, son, and friends, as well as her students who were sitting in class waiting for her to show up to teach that morning.

A interesting obituary about Salomon in the Seattle Times reports that she and her husband, also a lecturer at UW, first came to Seattle in 1978, left for a few years, and then returned.

She taught in UW's Department of Asian Languages and Literature and was an expert in the Bengali language, spoken by some 200 million people in Bangladesh and West Bengal.

The first bicycling fatality of the year, Kevin Black, also was employed by UW. He was a molecular neurobiologist for the Department of Physiology and Biophysics.

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