Marlborough Police seek help in bike crash investigation


Marlborough Police seek help in bike crash investigation
Photo/Courtesy of Auburn Police
A bike leans on the side of the road at the scene of a “serious” accident April 13.

By Dakota Antelman, Managing Editor

MARLBOROUGH – The Marlborough Police Department took to social media last month with an appeal for help investigating a bike crash that took place just under two weeks earlier. 

On April 13, a bicycle indeed collided with a truck near the intersection of Lincoln St. and Mechanic St. The crash took place just before 6 p.m. and blocked off the roadway as first responders attended to the scene and investigated the incident. 

“Avoid the area,” wrote Auburn Police Chief Andrew Sluckis in a tweet that evening. 

Twenty miles from his home municipality, Sluckis was in Marlborough as a leader of the Central Mass Law Enforcement Council. That body groups together more than 80 local law enforcement agencies who pool assets like SWAT teams and, in this case, crash reconstruction experts. 

According to Sluckis, the bicyclist “ran into a truck.” His tweet confirmed that the cyclist sustained “serious injuries” that required he be transported to UMass Memorial Hospital via a LifeFlight helicopter. 

Speaking with the Community Advocate May 3, Marlborough public information officer and police sergeant Zachary Attaway reiterated that the investigation into that crash was ongoing. 

After initial reconstruction efforts, officers had interviewed some witnesses. Their latest outreach, though, comes after hearing that a number of other possible witnesses might have left the scene before speaking with police, Attaway said.

“There were reportedly several witnesses,” police wrote in a Facebook post published on April 26. 

Anyone who witnessed the accident is currently asked to contact Marlborough Police Detective Heather Manning at 508-485-1212 Ext. 36947.

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