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downloadA bicyclist was seriously injured in an overnight crash.  The crash took place Friday evening in Northampton, Massachusetts. The Northampton Police were called to a scene at New South Street at approximately 1:00 am upon a report of a bicyclist striking a vehicle.  Officers responded along with members of the department’s accident reconstruction team.

While on scene, officers were able to determine that a vehicle was stopped at the stoplight in the intersection.  The bicyclist came up from behind and struck the vehicle.  Northampton Police Sargeant Greg Korepta says the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with the police investigation.  At this time, no charges have been issued against the driver and it is unclear if any will be forthcoming.  The bicyclist’s condition was not immediately available.

Bicycle Accidents

downloadThe Boston Police Department responded to an accident between a bicyclist and a motor vehicle on Thursday afternoon.  At approximately 1:15 pm, the BPD was dispatched the accident scene.  Officer Exhni Qirici took the call for service.  Upon arrival, Officer Qirici observed that the bicyclist was injured in the crash.  Medical personnel also responded to the scene.

There is no additional word on injuries at this time and the names of those involved have not been released.  There is no indication that the injuries are life-threatening.  Police have not said whether the driver of the vehicle will face charges.

Bicycle Accidents

At 8:58 a.m. on Tuesday, Belmont Police responded to reports of a car accident at Belmont Street and Newton Street. Belmont car-bicycle collision injuries

The incident involved a 2011 BMW, whose driver was a female resident of Belmont. The female driver hit a man on a bicycle; the man was also a Belmont resident. His left leg sustained injuries in the accident.

According to the victim, the woman driving the BMW did not stop for him while she was trying to turn left toward Langdon Avenue. She ran into him as she was driving on Belmont Street. The man was taken to Mount Auburn Hospital. The woman states the man was not visible to her when she attempted her turn in Watertown.

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Spring is officially here and Boston bicycle enthusiasts are ready to get rolling. bicycle12

Our Boston bicycle accident attorneys want to stress for those eager to finally get back out on two wheels that there are a few things you can do to make your trip safer. While of course you cannot make motorists pay attention, drive sober or exercise caution, you can make yourself obvious. You can ride defensively. You can make sure your bike is in good condition. You can wear a helmet and other safety gear to lessen your chances of serious injury.

May is National Bike Month, and it’s designed to promote the many benefits of cycling and encourage more people to try it. According to The League of American Bicyclists, the overall growth of bicycle commuting has grown by 62 percent from 2000 to 2013. In Boston, we’ve seen an explosion of bike commuting – a 122 percent increase in that same time period. It’s increasing by further leaps and bounds as tourists and residents become acquainted with Hubway, the low-cost, city-sponsored bike and helmet rental system.  Continue reading