Bicyclist Runs Stop Sign, Runs Into Car

Incidents and arrests in Arlington on Monday, Nov. 26.

The following information comes from the Arlington Police Department. When arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Bicyclist Runs Stop Sign, Runs Into Car

A male bicyclist allegedly blew through a stop sign on the Minuteman bike path at Water Street Monday morning and then ran into the side of a Nissan Altima.

The bicyclist was lying on his back in the street when emergency personnel arrived shortly after 7 a.m. He was transported to Lahey Clinic in Burlington with shoulder and back pain, according to police.

The driver told police that he was traveling away from Mass. Ave. on Water Street at roughly 25 mph and that no one was waiting at the bike path crosswalk on Water Street when he decided to continue on. He said after he went through crosswalk, he looked to his left and saw the bicyclist, who was traveling toward Alewife Station, enter the crosswalk at “full speed.”

He said he immediately stepped on his brakes and swerved to avoid a collision with the bicyclist. However, he was unable to, he said, as the bicyclist struck the rear driver’s side quarter panel of his vehicle. He immediately stopped and called 911, he said.

A witness riding behind the bicyclist on the bike path corroborated the driver’s story, police said.

The vehicle sustained moderate damage to its rear driver’s side door and quarter panel. The bicycle suffered minor damage to its front wheel.

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Notable Incidents on Monday, Nov. 26

6:43 p.m., Williams Street, Identity fraud

6:06 p.m., Mass. Ave. and Mystic Street, Motor vehicle crash without injury

1:43 p.m., Acton Street, False fire alarm

11:54 a.m., Acton Street, False fire alarm

11:11 a.m., Dunkin’ Donuts, Broadway, Threats

10:52 a.m., Churchill Avenue, Larceny under $250

7:03 a.m., Water Street, Motor vehicle crash involving bicyclist with injury

John B December 01, 2012 at 02:17 AM
StephenSaul - you have a lot of time on YOUR hands
Kent December 03, 2012 at 01:40 PM
I bet you have cats don't you.
Bridget Bishop2 December 03, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Wind Dummy 25 December 10, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Maybe flashing lights on top of the tin foil will help...
Steve February 05, 2013 at 02:39 PM
Whether it is a biker or a driver, a stop sign or a red light - let's review the basics: STOP - verb (used without object) to come to a stand, as in a course or journey; halt. to cease moving, proceeding, speaking, acting, operating, etc.; to pause; desist. to cease; come to an end. Cf: Roll through; slow down; ignore.


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