March 18, 2018
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80-year-old bicyclist hit by a car in York

By Susan Morse, The York Weekly

YORK, Maine — An 80-year-old York man riding a bicycle on Ridge Road Saturday morning was struck by vehicle as he attempted to make a left turn, according to local police.

Robert Stewart was taken to a hospital by ambulance with injuries that were not life-threatening, according to a police report. His condition was not immediately available.

Stewart was riding with traffic northbound on Ridge Road near the Smith Ball Field, police said. When he attempted to make a left turn, the vehicle behind him was unable to avoid hitting the bicycle, police said. The 2013 BMW struck the rear tire of the bicycle, police said, and Stewart was knocked from his seat. He was wearing a helmet, according to police.

The accident occurred around 8 a.m. Saturday.

Driver Cassandra Unger, 30, of Hopkinton, New Hampshire, has not been charged in the incident. Police said Stewart pulled in front of the vehicle, not realizing it was there.


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