A 47-year-old cyclist from Framingham sustained non-life-threatening injuries early Friday night when he was struck by a gray pickup driven by a 21-year-old Wellesley man at the intersection of Hampshire Road and Bristol Road, according to Wellesley police. The driver left the scene, but with the help of witnesses, the police identified him and he turned himself in later on to face drunk driving and other charges.
The cyclist, who was unconscious at the scene, was brought to Beth Israel Deaconess hospital in Boston for evaluation. Early word was that he broke a wrist and had leg injuries. Witnesses described the cyclist as being dragged by the truck and the bike was mangled. The cyclist was wearing a helmet and reflectors, and his bike had a light, according to local news reports.
The driver was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident, operating under the influence of alcohol, speeding and more. According to the Townsman, police allege that the driver said “I guess that’s what you get when you chug wine” when informed his blood alcohol level exceeded the legal limit.
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