UPDATED: A 54-year-old bicyclist remains a patient at Tufts Medical Center in Boston Monday afternoon, according to Medfield Police. No update on his condition was provided by the hospital.
A 54-year-old resident of Medfield was flown by medical helicopter to a trauma hospital in Boston Saturday afternoon, after an apparent fall from a bike on Route 27.
The man, who is a resident of Tilden Village on Pound Street, sustained life-threatening injuries, said Medfield Police Chief Robert Meaney Jr.
"He had an injury to his head. He had injury to both arms," Meaney said. "At no point was he conscious or talking to anyone at the scene." Doctors at Tufts have indicated the injuries are consistent with a fall from a bicycle, rather than an auto-involved crash, Meaney said. The bicycle was not damaged. The man was not wearing a bicycle helmet.
Route 27 was closed for about two hours following the accident, reported about 4:45 p.m. Saturday. Police received a call from a motorist who reported someone was lying in the road, just north of the intersection with Grant Street.