Jeffrey Gillen, Chief
Public Safety Building
181 Main St
Groveland, MA 01834
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Groveland Police Respond to Motor Vehicle Crash Involving Bicyclist
GROVELAND — Chief Jeffrey Gillen reports that the Groveland Police Department responded to a motor vehicle crash involving a bicyclist last night.
On Monday, July 10, just after 6 p.m., Groveland Police received a report of a crash in the area of Elm Park.
Following a preliminary investigation, officers learned that a 32-year-old female from Rowley, who was driving a 2008 Honda Accord, was turning left onto Elm Park in front of Your Place & Ours Pizza & Subs. At the same time, a 42-year-old Haverhill man on a bicycle was traveling northbound on Elm Park at just under 20 mph and did not notice the stopped car in the process of turning.
The cyclist collided with the vehicle’s right side, causing him to roll over the roof of the car and land on the other side. He was transported via ambulance to an area hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.
A Groveland Police investigation determined that, given the area where the crash occurred and the traffic at the time of day, the congestion on the road made it difficult for either person to see the other. The driver was not cited.