Thursday, July 9, 2009

MWDN: Police searching for Framingham hit-and-run suspect

Just more evidence that Boston has far to go before catching up with bike-friendly states and countries:

An unidentified woman left an injured Framingham bicyclist laying on the
ground Tuesday after she struck him with her car, police said.
The woman
initially stopped after the 1:11 p.m. accident on Kendall Avenue, but quickly
drove off toward Sherborn, police spokesman Lt. Paul Shastany said.
first went to Kendall Avenue in response to a report of an accident, finding the
victim, a 62-year-old man whom they did not identify, laying on the ground
bleeding from several cuts on his head.
Witnesses said the man was riding his
bike across the street when a black Nissan, possibly a newer model Altima, hit
"The witnesses said the driver stopped the car and spoke to a witness,
and then drove off," Shastany said.
The woman drove to Sherborn, and
Framingham Police alerted the Sherborn Police to be on the lookout for the car.
Neither department found the car as of last night, the lieutenant said.
victim was taken to MetroWest Medical Center's Framingham campus to be treated
for his injuries, which were not considered serious.
Police described the
driver as a woman in her 20s, with long, dark blonde hair.
Anyone with
information about the crash or the identity of the driver are asked to call
Framingham Police at 508-872-1212.