Rye Teen Bicyclist Collides with Car on Boston Post Road

The 14-year-old boy suffered head injuries and the car was damaged.

A 14-year-old boy riding his bicycle eastward on Old Post Road collided with a vehicle driving south bond on Boston Post Road, fell off the bike and slid under the car, Rye City Police said. The incident occurred on Nov. 11 at 4:49 p.m., the night the City of Rye was celebrating Halloween, previously postponed due to Superstorm Sandy.

The boy, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered non-life threatening head injuries and was taken to Greenwich Hospital for treatment.

The boy said he couldn’t brake when the car was driving into the intersection and he ended up hitting the right side bumper, denting it and cracking a headlight, before falling off the bike and under the car, police said. A middle-aged Rye woman was driving the car.

No charges have been filed in this incident, police said. 

Bob Zahm November 16, 2012 at 11:15 PM
So if I understand correctly, the boy was riding the bike the wrong way on old post road and crossed boston post road. If that's right, then its pretty clear why no charges were filed against the motorist. Glad the boy's going to be okay.
RyeDad November 17, 2012 at 01:22 AM
Bob: There are no sidewalks or bike lanes the entire length of Old Post Road heading east down to Boston Post Road. Every day kids ride their bikes and walk to school along this route at peril because they have to and nobody from the City of Rye cares. Why is that Bob? Old Post Road used to be a two way road and there is no reason it shouldn't be once again. If our Police Commissioner ran this kid over, like he did the kid next to City Hall, they probably would have charged the kid to protect Connors.
Bob Zahm November 17, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Huh? Are you just looking for something about which to argue? The property owners along old post road don't want to put in sidewalks (probably for both liability and asthetic reasons as the city code makes the property owner totally responsible for sidewalks aboutting their land) and the city (read taxpayers) don't want to pay for them either. Unclear to me is how making the road two ways would have changed the fact that the boy didn't stop his bike when entering boston post road. I repeat: I'm just glad the boy will recover.


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