Police Reports: Truck Hits Cyclist
The following information was supplied by the Needham Police Department. Any charges mentioned do not indicate a conviction.
A bicyclist was transported to the hospital last week after being hit by a truck while traveling on Greendale Avenue.
The incident occurred around 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 7 near the intersection of Greendale Avenue and Bird Street. According to police reports, the vehicle struck the cyclist when it passed the bike but continued on without stopping. The cyclist was transported to the hospital by Needham Fire Department paramedics.
The truck driver, a 25-year-old Walpole man, was later located and charged with leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury and failure to use care in passing, according to reports.
Other traffic incidents reported to Needham Police over the past week:
Fire Hydrant Struck
A dump truck making a delivery on Wildwood Drive struck and knocked over a nearby fire hydrant on Wednesday, July 6.
The incident occurred around 3:50 p.m., and Needham Department of Public Works employees were on the scene shortly after to take the hydrant out of service, according to police reports. The Needham Fire Department was notified of the damaged hydrant.
Right-hand Turn from Left Lane Causes Crash
A driver attempting to turn right from a left-turn-only lane on West Street caused a crash on Sunday, July 10.
The incident occurred around 1:40 p.m. at the intersection of West Street and Highland Avenue. After an investigation, police learned that one of the drivers, a 67-year-old Needham man, had turned right from the left turn lane on West Street, causing an accident, according to reports.
The man was cited for a marked lanes violation. Police also filed a request with the Registry of Motor Vehicles for the man’s license to be revoked after they found he had been involved in several motor vehicle crashes in the last 15 months, according to police reports.