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Bicyclist, 72, struck by car in Rochester


July 07. 2018 10:45PM




ROCHESTER — A 72-year-old local man was taken to Frisbie Memorial Hospital Friday night after suffering non-life-threatening injuries when his bicycle was struck by a car in the vicinity of Wakefield Street, according to Rochester police.

At about 5 p.m., David Pare was riding his bike northbound on Wakefield Street ahead of a blue Hyundai Accent being operated by Barbara Johnson, 78, of Rochester.

Upon entering the crosswalk at Yeagley Way, police said Pare turned his bicycle in without signaling and was struck by Johnson’s car, officials said.

Johnson was not injured and the incident remains under investigation.

Rochester police, Rochester fire and Frisbie EMS personnel responded.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Officer Thomas Powers at (603) 330-7128.

Sgt. Michael Miehle said the incident is a reminder that bicyclists must follow the rules of the road and signal their intentions to those driving cars and trucks.


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