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983414_bicycle_path-224x300Salem, MA (July 12, 2018) – A boy crossing the street on his bicycle was struck by a vehicle in Salem on Wednesday.  The collision occurred just before 5:30 pm on Lafayette and Laurel Streets.  The boy, identified only as a 14 year old, was riding his bicycle in a crosswalk at the intersection.  He was about three quarters of the way through the intersection when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle.

Police and an ambulance unit responded to the crash scene to render first aid to the boy.  He suffered what is being described as a non-critical leg injury and was transported to North Shore Children’s Hospital for treatment.  The driver of the vehicle did remain on scene to speak with police.  Officers have charged the driver with failing to yield for a pedestrian.

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asphalt-bicycle-bike-686230-300x200Swansea, MA (July 1, 2018) – Tragedy struck for a bicyclist on Saturday morning in Swansea, Massachusetts.  Police there say 76 year old Jose Pacheco was riding a bike in the 500 block of Bark Street when he was struck by a a Jeep Wrangler.  Police received a call immediately after the accident an came to the scene.  Pacheco was suffering from life-threatening injuries.  He was transported to a nearby hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Swansea police detective Jonathan Boyd and Patrolman Kyle Harmon are investigating the cause of the crash.  They are being assisted by crash reconstruction specialists with the Massachsuetts State Police. No charges have been issued at this time, however, police have not said whether they expect to later issues charges.  The driver of the Jeep was identified as a 46 year old woman from Somerset, Massachusetts.  No additional information about the crash is available at this time.

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bicycle-crash-300x199Beverly, MA (June 30, 2018) -A bicyclist was involved in a crash with a vehicle in Beverly, Massachusetts on Friday.  The accident occurred at the intersection of Cabot and Dane Street.  An ambulance was called to the scene to assist the injured bicyclist.  Later, the bicyclist was transported to a local hospital with injuries resulting from the crash.   The condition of the bicyclist is unknown at this time.

Beverly police are still investigating the crash and its cause.  The bicyclist was not immediately identified and police have not yet decided whether to issue any citations for the crash.

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1180083_bicycle_parking_2-300x199Harwichport, MA (June 28, 2018) – A bicyclist was injured in a crash with a car on Wednesday afternoon in Harwichport, Massachusetts.  The bicyclist has been identified as a female college student in town for the summer.  The crash happened on Route 28 when the bicyclist, riding the westbound lanes of the road, struck a motor vehicle trying to pull out from a nearby bank.  Emergency crews and police arrived on scene.   The bicyclist was transported to Cape Cod Hospital for injuries sustained in the crash.   The injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

There are no further details surrounding the condition of the cyclist.  The motor vehicle operator was not injured in the crash.  Police have not said whether the driver or the cyclist had the right of way when the collision occurred. Police investigation remains ongoing.

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Vehicle and Bicycle Accident on Washington StreetWest Wareham, MA (June 26, 2018) – An accident in West Wareham, Massachusetts involving a police officer and a bicyclist occurred on Tuesday morning near the Cranberry Highway.  A trooper with the Massachusetts State Police was operating in an unmarked cruiser when a bicyclist collided with his patrol vehicle.  The bicyclist sustained injuries in the crash and was transported by Wareham EMS units to Tobey Hospital for treatment of injuries.  The bicyclist’s injuries are not life-threatening.

The crash and its cause are still under as of Tuesday afternoon.   There is no word on the cause.  At this time, there is no further information available.

Boston Bicycle Accident Attorneys

images-3-2Massachusetts is home to many bicycle riders.  With beautiful scenery and an abundant area suited to the use of bicyclists, it is no surprise that many riders are out about across our state on a daily basis.  However, this comes with the caveat that more bicyclists also means more accidents.  Thousands of bicycle accidents are reported in Massachusetts each year.  For those who choose to ride their bicycles, there are important laws and safety regulations to keep in mind before heading out for the journey.

Where Can You Ride?

Most streets and roadways are bicycle friendly and accessible. This also includes sidewalks and other typical pedestrian routes.  However, if there is clearly a sign prohibiting bicyclists from entering the area, you are not allowed to ride there.  Cities have also adopted specific ordinances which regulate bicyclists and the places where they can ride.  Check your specific city code for more information on any local laws in your area.