By James Niedzinski
---- — ROCKPORT — Police said a loose dog was the cause of a motorcycle accident Wednesday on Thatcher Road.
According to police, the dog ran out in front of the motorcycle around 6:30 p.m.
The motorist successfully swerved to avoid the dog, but lost control of his bike and sustained minor injuries.
He was transported and later released from Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester; police said the dog escaped unscathed.
James Niedzinski can be reached at 978-283-7000, x 3455 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.