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Bicyclists drive into side of turning car

By Stephen Betts | Feb 18, 2021

One bicyclist was injured Feb. 17 when he and another bicyclist struck a car that pulled out in front of them on Route 1 near the Thomaston line.

Michael Rodrigue, 46, of Rockland, pulled onto Route 1 at about 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17 and into the path of two bicyclists, Rockland Deputy Police Chief Joel Neal said. The two bicycles struck the vehicle.

Scott Ritter, 33, of Rockland complained of pain and was taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport. The other bicyclist was not hurt.

The bicyclists were wearing dark clothing and had no lights on their bicycles, the deputy chief said.

No summonses were issued.



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Comments (1)
Posted by: Crawford L Robinson | Feb 18, 2021 22:25

Why no summonses? Automobiles are REQUIRED to have lights front and rear ... if I am correct so are bicycles. Should the driver of the car will be held financially responsible?

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