Elderly Hanover Woman Dies After Being Struck by Bicyclist

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Hanover — A 91-year-old Hanover woman who was walking near her home off Lyme Road has died after being struck by a bicycle, police said today.

Public safety officials responded to a medical call along Route 10 on Sunday around 4:10 p.m. and found the woman on the sidewalk in between the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory and the Kendal at Hanover retirement community, where she lived. Police said she had been “struck by a bicyclist.”

The woman was taken to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, where she died on Monday.

The bicyclist was also injured, but was not taken to the hospital.

“Both parties involved were there on scene when our officer responded and arrived,” Hanover Police Capt. Mark Bodanza said.

He declined to release the name the victim or the bicyclist, other than to say it was a male who lives in Hanover, citing an ongoing investigation.

Bodanza said police are trying to determine whether the woman was on the sidewalk or elsewhere when she was struck.

The accident took place north of a multi-use path along Route 10, and Bodanza said bicycles, by town ordinance, are not allowed on sidewalks.

Anyone with information about the incident was asked to call Hanover Police Lt. Scott Rathburn at 603-643-2222.