Ezra Finney reports on an incident around 10:10 p.m. yesterday in Cambridge:
I was riding south on Prospect Street in Cambridge with a green light at Harvard Street. There was a car in the oncoming lane with its left turn signal on. I have a bright white flashing front light on my bike, and clearly had the right of way, so I continued across the intersection. The car turned in front of me, and though I braked I couldn't stop before going over the hood and hitting the windshield with enough force to break it. The middle aged woman with short hair behind the wheel appeared to be on her iPhone at the time. I yelled at her to pull over, but she drove off down Harvard Street towards Harvard Square.
As I went to follow her, a witness insisted he had the license plate number. Unfortunately, when the police ran the number he had, it was not correct. Also, I didn't get a great look at the car, and am not sure of the make, or even whether it was silver or grayish blue...
but Iâ€™m quite sure it was a station wagon of a Japanese make (Subaru or Honda?) and definitely had a smashed up windshield as of this morning. I am hoping someone will spot this car and its negligent driver, and alert Cambridge PD and/or me.
Luckily, I escaped with a few cuts and bruises and a bloody shirt. An ambulance came by but they cleared me.