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Bicyclist injured in accident in Hadley

Hadley Police Sgt. Damion Shanley said Aidan Stone, 21, of 44 North Maple St., suffered “some significant trauma” but was responsive at the scene of the accident.

Details about his condition were unavailable.

Shanley said a vehicle driven by Lindsay Pipczynski, 29, of Holyoke, was driving west on Rocky Hill Road through the intersection on a green light. Stone, heading north on North Maple Street, crossed into the path of the vehicle, which struck him on his right side, Shanley said.

Although Pipczynski had the right of way, Shanley said she “had some trouble seeing because of the glare from the sunlight.”

He said police were not able to interview Stone about the accident because he was hospitalized, but hoped to do so soon.

Stone had just left his home, a little less than a half mile away, prior to the accident, police said.

Shanley said he did not expect any citations to be issued in the accident.

One lane of the intersection was closed for about 30 minutes following the crash, he said, and the vehicle was towed due to front-end damage.

Rebecca Everett can be reached at reverett@gazettenet.com.

Legacy Comments4

Red light=stop. As I read this, the glare prevented her from reacting to the illegally operating bicycle entering her path. Without event #1, the running of a stop light; there would be no event #2 and the glare was irrelevant.

Whatever... let's all pray he is OK!!

When someone on a bike has a red light, why would they blow through it?

When someone is blinded by the sun, why would they continue driving?

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