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Delivery truck driver cited following serious accident

Police: Driver failed to yield the right of way to cyclist

Posted 7/27/20

Barrington police have cited the driver of the Amazon delivery truck that was involved in a serious accident earlier this month.

A 66-year-old Barrington resident was riding his bicycle at a fast …

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Delivery truck driver cited following serious accident

Police: Driver failed to yield the right of way to cyclist

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Barrington police have cited the driver of the Amazon delivery truck that was involved in a serious accident earlier this month.

A 66-year-old Barrington resident was riding his bicycle at a fast rate of speed west on Massasoit Avenue heading toward the White Church Bridge on Thursday, July 9. As he neared the intersection with Martin Avenue, an Amazon delivery van driven by a Providence woman began pulling out of Martin Avenue onto Massasoit Avenue.

Police said the bicyclist and delivery truck driver saw each other just prior to the collision — the van's driver, realizing her vehicle was already half-way into the intersection, tried to accelerate to get out of the cyclist's way. Meanwhile, the bicyclist tried to avoid the van. Police said the cyclist lost control of his bike and slammed into the side of the van.

Police issued the delivery truck driver a citation for failure to yield the right of way. Police did not file any criminal charges against the driver.

Barrington Police Chief Dino DeCrescenzo said the cyclist suffered serious head injuries. It was also reported that the quick aid offered by other motorists and nearby residents likely saved the cyclist's life.

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