On Saturday morning, a 16-year-old student at Lynn Vocational Technical Institute was hit by a car as she rode her bike. According to police, the bike accident occurred at 11:13am when an 81-year-old driver turned left onto Washington Street from Boston Street and failed to stop in time to avoid hitting the bicyclist.
The bike accident victim was initially diagnosed with a severely sprained ankle but was later taken to Massachusetts General Hospital to be checked for a possible head injury. Her father told reporters that his daughter suffered a fractured skull. She was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
Police who responded to the call did not issue a citation to the driver, though records from the Registry of Motor Vehicles show he was cited for failure to stop in 1984.