Last Sunday afternoon, a Norwell woman was injured in a bike accident at the North Main Street grade crossing in Cohasset. According to police, it appears that the woman did not use the “jug handle” that directs bicyclists around the crossing so they can avoid crossing the tracks at a right angle.
The woman’s bike tires reportedly got stuck in the gap between the rail and the road, causing her to fall off her bike. When police arrived at the scene of the accident, they found in the middle of the northbound lane of North Main just beyond the grade crossing. The injured cyclist was on her back and complained of pain in her arm and her head. The MBTA stopped the train for a period following the bike accident.
The woman was with another cyclist and both bikes were taken to the station and held for sakekeeping until they could be picked up. There were several other bicycle accidents in the same location before changes were made at the grade crossing.
COHASSET POLICE / Bike accident at N. Main St. crossing, WickedLocal.com, August 13, 2009
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