Car-bicycle collision sends man to hospital

Posted Aug. 27, 2014, at 11:59 a.m.

BELFAST, Maine — A local man on his way to work Wednesday morning was taken to the hospital in an ambulance after a driver hit his bicycle at the corner of Main and Cross streets in downtown Belfast.

Belfast police did not immediately release the names of the bicyclist or the woman driving a Honda Element with Florida plates, but Chief Mike McFadden said the cyclist suffered injuries that were not life threatening.

The man was pedaling down the right-hand side of Main Street when the vehicle passed him just before the Cross Street intersection, then the vehicle then made a right-hand turn directly in front of the cyclist, McFadden said. The front tire of the red mountain bike became stuck under the front passenger-side wheel of the car, and the cyclist was launched over the hood and onto the ground.

“He appeared to be in a lot of pain,” the police chief said.

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First responders from Belfast ambulance stabilized the cyclist and put him into the emergency vehicle.

 

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