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Cyclists Struck by Car in Dover, One Flown by Medical Helicopter to Boston Hospital

A 63-year-old Boston man was flown via medical helicopter to a Boston hospital after being severely injured after a car struck him while he was riding a bicycle.

The following is a release from the Dover Police Department.

On June 21, 2012, at 12:37 p.m., Dover Police received multiple 911 calls reporting a crash on Dedham Street involving a motor vehicle and a bicyclist.

Responding officers assisted two bicyclists that had been struck by a motor vehicle traveling west on Dedham Street. Dover Fire and EMS units from Dover and Needham assisted on scene.

One bicyclist, a 63-year-old male from Boston, was transported via Medflight to Beth Israel Boston with severe injuries.

The second bicyclist, a 39-year-old male from Walpole, was transported to Beth Israel Needham with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the motor vehicle, Dagni Romero-Carvajal, 64, of Framingham, was not injured. Presently, she is being charged with operating a motor vehicle to endanger. The investigation is ongoing.

The Dover Police Department was assisted on scene by the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office, as well as a crash reconstruction team from Wellesley Police Department.

Father of 4 June 27, 2012 at 12:09 AM
I have lived in the Tri-Valley area for my whole life, Westwood and Dover....single file bikes who 'hug the right side of the road' are the safest riders, those who ride two,three-abreast-race in the middle of the road and disobey traffic laws are not !!! Hey Bikers-start policing each-other, some pass cars to reach the front of a stop sign or signal, others wait in line-----YOU GUYS AND GIRLS HAVE TO GET IT TOGETHER, DO YOU WANT EQUAL RIGHTS OR ENTITLEMENT !! YOU ARE EITHER THE SAME AS A CAR OR NOT, YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED TO SPECIAL RIGHTS AND TREATMENT !!
Father of 4 June 27, 2012 at 12:15 AM
Bob, this is a hot issue with me, I like to ride too but why do the 'entitled riders feel the need to break traffic laws-passing on left and right to reach the front of the traffic line, not wait for the light, pass as pedestrians thru red lights ??? ' CAN'T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS ? Care to explain ?? Self Policing !!
Father of 4 June 27, 2012 at 12:23 AM
Jeff, it's 2012 -we now have designated bike baths and bike routes all over the USA, designated bike lanes in most major cities-country/farming roads in Dover should not be used as bike freeways every weekend because they are beautiful, they are in fact too small/tight and dangerous, I too hope all involved are ok. Why would a heavy traveled 1800 farm lane surrounded by youth soccer fields be an appropriate place to ride multiple bikes ????
Fred Lane June 27, 2012 at 01:02 PM
I want to respond again to the debate. First, the law is the law. Bikes are allowed on any roadway unless specifically prohibited. Second, considers cyclists as part of humanity. That cyclist could be your father, mother, brother, sister, child, or cousin. Third, cyclists, pay attention to lights and stop signs, and do not ride two and three abreast. None of those behaviors are legal, and those behaviors will further fan the flames of this angry debate.
K Donoghue June 29, 2012 at 01:10 PM
K. Donoghue Off course, a few cyclists ruin the reputation for many. I do agree with the plea for cyclists to use caution, common sense and follow the rules of traffic. However, our son witnessed this accident. The bikes were single file and tucked to the right as far as they safely could go. The car came up behind them, also hugging the right line, never slowing down or moving to the left and slammed into them. I'm not sure what this driver was doing, but paying attention to driving wasn't it.

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