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August 20, 2013

Gloucester Police / Fire: Bicyclist hurt in Prospect Street crash

Gloucester Police/Fire

A young bicyclist was transported by ambulance to Beverly Hospital with “undisclosed injuries,” police said, after a Sunday evening crash involving the cyclist and a motor vehicle.

Police were still investigating the collision Monday.

The cyclist, who police classified as a “juvenile,” was riding down Prospect Street about 8:30 p.m. when a vehicle turning onto Prospect Street from the Railroad Avenue intersection struck the boy. The 52-year-old driver, who lives in Gloucester, told police he did not see the boy until it was “too late.”

One witness told police he saw the vehicle speed through the intersection and collide with the bicycle, while another said the vehicle stopped, proceeded at a slow pace, then collided with the bicycle, according to the police report.

A Fed Ex delivery box truck became trapped under a fallen utility pole and live wires on Forest Street Friday about 10:28 a.m.

The driver told police a low-hanging wire caught on his vehicle, then pulled down the utility pole, which police noted “appeared rotted.”

The driver was still in the truck when police arrived on scene because of the live wires. He was uninjured, and his truck suffered only “minor” damage.

National Grid shut down power to the area while police cleared the scene. The pole also struck a parked car on the side of the roadway when it fell, damaging the car’s rear windshield and roof.

A 21-year-old Cleveland Street woman was charged with disorderly conduct after she allegedly threw a brick at another woman and pulled out the woman’s hair Saturday about 4 p.m.

Police said they received five 911 emergency calls regarding the incident that led to Melissa C. Hinckley’s arrest. Witnesses told police Hinckley had screamed and yelled outside of the other woman’s residence before attempting to hit her with the brick and pulling out her hair.

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