Fatal motor vehicle-bicycle crash


A bicyclist was hospitalized at Baystate Medical Center, in Springfield, with serious injuries to which he later succumbed,  after a car-bicycle collision at the intersection of Main Road and Route 2 in Gill, Saturday, July 21.

The crash occurred shortly before 4 p.m. The bicyclist, a 57-year-old man who was visiting the area, was riding his bicycle southbound on Main Street when he was struck by a car turning left onto Route 2 westbound.

Based on preliminary information gathered,  Gill PD issued a motor vehicle citation to the driver, a 23-year-old Montague man,  for the following:

-Negligent Operation

-Failure to Yield

-Unlicensed Operation

The incident remains under investigation by Gill Police, Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Northwestern District Attorney's Office and the MSP Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section (C.A.R.S.).