The following information comes from the Arlington Police Department. When arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Runner Struck, Nearly Run Over by Vehicle at Lake Street Crossing
A woman running on the Minuteman bike path at about 11:07 a.m. Monday was struck by a vehicle at the Lake Street crossing, according to police.
The woman told police that she was hit as soon as she entered the bike path’s crosswalk. She said she held onto the vehicle’s front bumper, as her legs and lower body were pulled under the vehicle. The vehicle stopped after several feet, she said.
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The woman sustained several lacerations to her elbows and legs, and had blood on her chest, arms and legs when police arrived, police said. She was cleaned and bandaged on scene but refused further medical attention, according to police. She got a ride home from police and told police that she would drive herself to the hospital.
The woman said that she was running toward Arlington Center on the bike path when the incident occurred. She said that when she approached the Lake Street crosswalk, she saw vehicles stopped in the lane opposite from her and a vehicle slowing in the lane closest to her. She said that’s when she stepped out into the roadway and was struck immediately.
The operator of the vehicle, who police said was “very apologetic,” said that he didn’t see the vehicles in the opposite lane stopped. He said he slowed as he approached the crosswalk as a precautionary measure but didn’t see the woman until after the collision. He said he first heard “screaming” and then stopped immediately.
The operator was issued a citation for failure to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk, according to police.
Home Break-In on Washington Street
Police responded to a Washington Street residence at about 12:15 p.m. Monday for a report of a recent break-in.
The homeowner told police that her family went to bed at about 11 p.m. Sunday night and that when her husband went downstairs at about 6:30 a.m., objects had been moved around and a rear window had been opened and its screen removed. She said her daughter’s laptop and charger had been taken.
Notable Incidents on Monday, Aug. 13
6:58 p.m., Summer Street, Malicious destruction of property over $250
4:30 p.m., Hillside Avenue, Injured animal
12:15 p.m., Washington Street, Breaking and entering at night for felony
11:07 a.m., Lake Street and bike path, Motor vehicle crash with injury, involving pedestrian