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Cyclist injured on North Pleasant St.

A freshman University of Massachusetts student was hospitalized Tuesday morning after he struck the open door of a parked vehicle with his bicycle while traveling down North Pleasant St. near the Fine Arts Center. 

John Colvin, 18, of North Scituate, Mass. was moving past traffic on his bicycle when a car door swung open, blocking the narrow lane designed for bicyclists. Colvin was brought to Cooley Dickinson hospital in a “conscious and alert” state, according to Deputy Police Chief Patrick Archibald. Cooley Dickinson Hospital was unable to comment on Colvin’s injuries at printing time. 

A passenger was attempting to exit the parked car when the accident occurred. It is unclear who is at fault, according to Archibald, and a UMPD investigation will follow to determine if the passenger of the vehicle will face charges. 

“It is up to the people in the car to use caution,” said Archibald, “and there should have been caution from the bicyclist.” 

The incident occurred while Colvin was traveling in the northbound lane of traffic outside the Fine Arts Center at approximately 10 a.m. in the morning. Colvin was the second cyclist to be struck near the Fine Arts Center on North Pleasant St. in the past year. Last fall, a 19-year-old female cyclist was seriously injured after being struck by an automobile while on the crosswalk leading from Bezanson Recital Hall towards Franklin Dining Commons. 25-year-old graduate student Li Cai was also struck by a motorist and hospitalized while crossing nearby Massachusetts Ave. in front of Isenberg School of Management last October. 

Nick Bush contributed to this report.  

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