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.