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Bicyclist injured when struck by car in Rockland

By Stephen Betts | Jan 10, 2020

Rockland — A 60-year-old Rockland man was injured Thursday evening when he was struck by a car while riding a bicycle.

Stanley Robbins was treated for minor injuries after being taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport.

The crash occurred shortly after 6 p.m. Jan. 9 at the intersection of Park and Broadway.

Rockland Police Chief Christopher Young said Robbins was headed east on Park Street and had stopped at the traffic light. A 2010 Toyota Camry, being driven by Christina MacDonald, 68, of Cushing was behind him and drove when the light turned green.

She didn't see the bicyclist and struck him from behind at a low speed, the chief said.

The accident report did not state whether the bicyclist had any lights on his bicycle.

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Comments (6)
Posted by: Austin Ranquist | Jan 24, 2020 06:18

Glad to see my original comment got deleted. He always has lights on his bike. Their is no excuse for the driver not to see the bike. I hope the women received citations for not paying attention because clearly she was distracted.



Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Jan 13, 2020 12:20

Passing on the right is only allowed where their is a driving lane. A breakdown lane is not a driving land. This law has been ignored by the police, whom I have seen practicing this, for so long most drivers don't even know it is illegal. And we wonder why people get run over.



Posted by: Stephen K Carroll | Jan 13, 2020 10:06

I’ve seen the imaginary bike path with the thin painted line that separates you from the oncoming semi, or even better if you’re really brave the nicely painted bike signs advice bicyclists it’s ok to ride right down the middle of union st. Sorry I value my life more than to ride on Rockland streets day or night. At least walkers have the momentary safety of a concrete sidewalk



Posted by: Carole Martin | Jan 11, 2020 06:04

I was there - in the car immediately behind the woman who hit him. His bike was lit up like a Christmas tree. This guy needs his bike - I hope it is usable. If anyone knows the answer, please update us!



Posted by: Elizabeth Patten | Jan 10, 2020 14:17

He always has lights on his bike.



Posted by: Linda Shanley | Jan 10, 2020 09:30

Yes he had multiple  lights on bike they were still on hours later

 



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