A drunken driver was sentenced to 6½ years in prison Friday for killing Andres Hulslander, a bicyclist who was riding home on June 27 when he was fatally struck in Seattle’s Ravenna neighborhood.
A 29-year-old Seattle man was sentenced Friday to 6½ years in prison after he pleaded guilty last month to vehicular homicide, admitting he was driving drunk when he struck and killed a bicyclist in June.
Lucas McQuinn showed obvious signs of impairment following the June 27 crash and police say he told an officer he had drunk four beers and taken Adderall, a drug he takes daily for attention-deficit disorder, before hitting the cyclist, according to court records.
Killed was Andres Hulslander, 45, who was riding his bicycle from work in Wallingford to his home in Lake Forest Park, charging papers say. Hulslander was wearing a brightly colored cycling jersey and his bike was equipped with a red, flashing taillight, according to the papers.
Hulslander was stopped at a red light facing east on Northeast 65th Street at 15th Avenue Northeast just after 11 p.m., the papers say. When the light turned green, he proceeded through the intersection and the front bumper of McQuinn’s Subaru struck the rear wheel of Hulslander’s bike, say the charges.
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Hulslander struck the windshield of the Subaru, then went over the vehicle, landing on the pavement about 90 feet east of the collision, according to the charges. He died shortly after arriving at Harborview Medical Center.