Bicyclist Injured When Tire Gets Stuck in Railroad Crossing
A bicyclist was injured in a crash on Route 1A in Hamilton on Sunday.
A bicyclist was flipped over her handlebars Sunday morning after her bike tire got stuck in a rut along the railroad tracks in downtown Hamilton.
The crash happened at 10:48 a.m. on Sunday when the female bicyclist from Beverly was headed southbound on Route 1A (Bay Road) with another bicyclist.
Hamilton Police Sgt. Stephen Trepanier said the front tire of her bicycle got stuck in a rut between the road and the rail where rubber and asphalt should have been located. She was flipped to the ground over the handle bars.
She suffered non-life threatening injuries and no broken bones and was taken to Beverly Hospital by Lyons ambulance.
Plows plus the weather have deteriorated the surface that has caused the rut, Trepanier said.
The crash prompted the response of workers from Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co., which runs the commuter rail for the MBTA.
“They’re fixing it right now,” Trepanier said at about 3 p.m. on Sunday.
There was a similar bicycle crash at the crossing about two weeks ago, Trepanier said. The rut has not caused any problems with motorcycles, he said.
There were actually two charity bicycle rides through Hamilton during the weekend and one of the routes crossed the railroad crossing but there were no problems with those riders.
“There were no issues with that,” Trepanier said.
The crash did not disrupt traffic, Trepanier said.