Saturday, August 22, 2009

Second man dies in Wednesday bicycle crashes

A Lowell man died Thursday of head injuries he sustained in a bicycle accident Wednesday in that city, authorities said. He is the second Massachusetts man to die after being hit by a car while cycling that day.

Aaron B. Shickman, 41, was struck on his bike by a sport utility vehicle on Middlesex Street. He was not wearing a helmet, Lowell Police said.

An 18-year-old Lowell woman driving a 1999 Ford Explorer hit him near the intersection with Pawtucket Street at about 1:35 p.m.

About three hours earlier in Marshfield, a 69-year-old Marshfield man was killed when a sedan struck him while he was crossing Dyke Road on his bike. Authorities today identified the victim as Richard Campbell.

A woman in her 20s struck Campbell, who was not wearing a helmet, near Green Harbor Marina, police said.

Neither of the drivers' names in the two incidents has been released because police are still investigating. Charges have not been filed in either incident.

Source: The Boston Globe-MetroDesk by Jack Nicas/ photo from

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