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.
Lynn bicyclist hit by elderly driver, The Daily Item, October 7, 2009
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