Somerset County officials have announced an investigation into the circumstances involving a bicyclist struck by a motor vehicle.
Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson stated that on Tuesday, December 1, at approximately 10:40 a.m. a Somerville Police Officer, while on patrol, observed a motor vehicle crash involving a vehicle and a bicyclist at the intersection of North Bridge Street and West High Street in Somerville.
According to police, the collision involved a 75-year-old male Somerville resident who was operating a 2019 Honda CRV eastbound on West High Street.
Police reported that as the operator of the vehicle properly traveled thru the intersection of North Bridge Street with a green traffic signal he struck a 65-year-old Somerville male resident who was riding a bicycle southbound on North Bridge Street.
A preliminary investigation showed that the bicyclist disregarded a red traffic signal and entered the intersection riding into the path of the operator of the motor vehicle.
Prosecutor Robertson stated that the Somerville Police Officer that witnessed the crash was immediately on the scene and rendered immediate medical care to the bicyclist along with additional Somerville Police Officers and emergency medical personnel.
Officials reported that the victim was transported to an area trauma center with head trauma and is expected to survive.
Investigators from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team along with Somerville Police detectives responded to conduct the investigation. The operator of the motor vehicle remained at the scene and was not injured.