(From the Worcester Police Department)
Update: Fatal Bicycle Accident on Park Ave
Worcester, MA (July 24, 2012) - The victim of the fatal bicycle accident that occurred on Monday, July 23, 2012 has been identified as 48 year old Carl Rasmussen of Worcester.
On Monday, July 23, 2012 at approximately 1:30 PM Worcester Police were called to 585 Park Avenue for a report of an accident involving a car and a bicycle. The bicyclist suffered serious head injuries and was rushed to a local hospital. The victim was later pronounced deceased at the hospital as a result of injuries sustained during the crash.
The preliminary investigation indicates that the operator of the motor vehicle was traveling northbound on Park Avenue when the bicyclist crossed in front of the motor vehicle (from the east to the west). The operator of the motor vehicle swerved to the left in an attempt to avoid the collision. The vehicle stopped promptly and the occupants attempted to assist and render aid to the bicyclist. Police interviewed several witnesses at the scene.
The Worcester Police Accident Reconstruction Team continues to investigate. No citations have been issued at this time.