WAKEFIELD — A 30-year-old Lynn man was taken to Lahey Hospital in Burlington after he was struck by a car on North Avenue at about 5:30 p.m. yesterday.

According to police, a 2013 Honda CRV driven by a New Hampshire woman was traveling north on North Avenue and had the green light at the intersection with Church Street. The cyclist was struck near the intersection and knocked off his bike, police said.

Arriving emergency medical personnel from the Fire Department and Cataldo Ambulance found the cyclist going in and out of consciousness and he was transported to Lahey. 

The incident tied up rush hour traffic on North Avenue and surrounding Streets while first responders handled the accident scene.


At about 9:30 yesterday morning, a Greenwood Avenue resident reported an attempted phone scam involving a familiar ruse. The caller claimed that the woman’s nephew had been in a car accident and needed money. The woman realized it was a scam, provided no money and terminated the call. She was able to provide police with the phone number of the caller.


Just before 5 p.m., a Sumner Avenue resident reported that a hawk had become tangled in some netting in her backyard. The hawk was finally able to free itself and flew away.


The Fire Department responded to 13 calls yesterday, including seven for medical aid.