Torrington emergency crews respond to crash involving bicycle (WFSB)
TORRINGTON, CT (WFSB) -
A 53-year-old man on a bicycle was killed in a crash involving a tractor trailer in Torrington on Thursday afternoon.
Police said they responded to the crash just after 3 p.m., in the area of East Albert Street and Oak Avenue.
The crash closed East Albert Street from Harwinton Avenue to South Main Street, and closed Oak Avenue from Franklin Street to Raiano Street.
The area was closed for several hours while police investigated.
On Thursday evening, police identified the bicyclist as Darryl Weaver, of Torrington. Weaver was taken to the hospital where he died.
Police told Eyewitness News the bicyclist was hit by the rear of the tractor trailer.
The driver of the tractor trailer reportedly told police that he saw the bicyclist on the sidewalk when he first came by, but for some reason he said the bicyclist went out into the road and was then hit by the back end of the truck.
"For some unknown reason the bicyclist came off the sidewalk and was struck by the rear of the tractor trailer. Medics worked on the victim transported him to Charlotte Hungerford where was pronounced deceased," said Torrington Police Lt. Bart Barown III.
The tractor trailer belongs to Old Dominion Freight Lines.
The speed limit on Oak Street is 25 miles per hour. Speed doesn't appear to be a factor in the crash, and deliveries on the street are not uncommon, as it is close to Route 8.
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