The MetroWest Daily News: Man hit by car in Natick has surgery
By Abby Jordan/Daily News staff
MetroWest Daily News
Posted Nov 21, 2009 @ 12:14 AM
The 30-year-old man biking in South Natick Wednesday night when he was struck and dragged by a car underwent surgery yesterday morning at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.
The man, who is from Newton but whose identity has not been released by police, was listed in serious condition, police said.
He suffered multiple injuries after being hit by a Volvo sedan and dragged 860 feet before the car came to a stop on Water Street Wednesday about 7:25 p.m., said Lt. Brian Grassey.
The man was wearing a helmet and reflective gear, and the bicycle was equipped with front and rear lights, Grassey said.
Police impounded the Volvo, and their investigation continues. The driver, a woman whom police are not identifying, has not been charged, Grassey said.
The car was traveling south on Union Street and entered the short Union Street connector road, stopping at the stop sign at the intersection of Rte. 16, or Eliot Street, Grassey said.
The car made a left turn and hit the bicyclist, who was traveling westbound. The bike and the man were dragged beneath the car until the driver turned right on Water Street and stopped.
A driver in a car behind the Volvo saw the accident and tried to alert the Volvo driver by honking, and possibly some other actions, Grassey said. What role that driver’s actions played in stopping the Volvo will be determined, Grassey said.
Grassey called the investigation extensive and ongoing as police map the scene, speak with witnesses and work to determine whether any laws were broken.