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.
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