LACONIA — A bicyclist was taken by ambulance to Lakes Region General Hospital for treatment of minor injuries yesterday after colliding with a car on Union Avenue at 4 p.m. The accident occurred just north of Lakeport Square.
The bicyclist, identified by police as Cameron Lobo, 24, of Gilford was riding on Union Avenue when he collided with a southbound automobile that was turning left on to Harrison Street. The driver of the car was identified as Samantha Farricy, 24, of Harrison Street.
Fire Lt. Jason Bean said a Lifeline ambulance — a private ambulance company — happened to be on Union Avenue at the time and said their people kept the man still until crews from the Laconia Fire Department arrived.
The front end of the man's bicycle was damaged and the tire appeared to be bent.
This is the third bicycle-car accident in that area of Union Avenue in recent months.
Police said speed and alcohol do not appear to have been factors in the accident. Laconia Police are continuing their investigation and ask that anyone who may have information about the incident call 524-5252.
CAPTION (Bicyclist hit by car) Laconia Fire Fighters and a crew from Lifeline Ambulance tend to a bicyclist who collided with a car yesterday afternoon at the intersection of Harrison Street and Union Avenue around 5 p.m. yesterday. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Gail Ober)