A woman who was injured in a bicycle accident on Tuesday afternoon on Hope Street sits on the curb while waiting for paramedics to arrive.
Paramedics and police responded to the area in front of Nunes Insurance and the Bristol Family Restaurant at about 1:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25. By that time, the woman, who was wearing a bicycle helmet, was seated on the curb between the rear of a gray pickup truck and the front of a gray sedan.
The Bristol police dispatch initially reported that the woman had struck a car door, but officials from the police and fire departments at the scene were unwilling to confirm that information.
After a few minutes, paramedics had moved the woman onto a stretcher and transported her to a nearby ambulance. Meanwhile police and fire personnel detoured south-bound traffic onto Bradford Street and down Thames.
An employee for a Hope Street business said he thought the woman had fallen off the bike, but added that he did not see the accident occur. He said that the roadway — Hope Street returned to two-way traffic after months of one-way flow — was not to blame for the accident.