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Police Seek Man Who Knocked Bicyclist to Ground in Cambridge, Massachusetts



    Police: Pedestrian Knocks Bicyclist to Ground

    Authorities are searching for a pedestrian who allegedly knocked a bicyclist down in a crosswalk in Inman Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Published Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016)

    Riding a bike on the streets of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is dicey any time. There are often accidents between cars and bikes in the city. What happened Thursday, though, you don't see every day.

    Cambridge Police are looking for a man they say knocked a bicyclist off her bike Thursday afternoon. The department released a picture, taken by a bystander, of the man believed to have knocked her over.

    The 24-year-old woman told police she thought she could get around people in the crosswalk, but when she tried to go around the man, he "laid a shoulder" into her, knocking her to the ground.

    She suffered a concussion.

    Bicyclists tell necn Inman Square can be hairy.

    "I don't know what there is to do about it," said one cyclist, named Monica. "Every time I ride through here, I feel like I might die."

    "I think bikers should definitely stick by the rules and when they don't, it's totally understandable for a pedestrian to get angry," said another, Ashley Cohen. "It's just like if a car cuts a biker off. A biker cutting a pedestrian off is not a good cycle to get into."

    Anyone with information is asked to call (617) 349-9384.

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