Published in the October 25, 2016 edition.

WAKEFIELD — A 44-year-old Wakefield man was taken to the hospital with leg and shoulder injuries after his motorcycle was involved in a crash with an SUV in the Square at about 5:20 p.m. yesterday.

Police, the Fire Department and Action Ambulance all responded to multiple 911 calls reporting the accident at Main and Water streets. Police said that a 2012 Hyundai Tucson SUV was heading north on Main Street and was taking a left on to West Water Street. A southbound car on Main Street stopped to allow the Hyundai to make the turn when a 2002 Suzuki motorcycle operated by the Wakefield man went around the stopped car and collided with the SUV.

The motorcyclist was treated on the scene by emergency medical personnel from the Fire Department and Action before being taken by ambulance to Mass. General Hospital. The Fire Department spread absorbent to soak up spilled vehicle fluids. The motorcycle was towed from the scene.

The driver of the Hyundai was cited for failure to yield.


At about 7:30 last night, an employee of the Cumberland Farms store at 200 Lowell St. reported that an individual suspected of shoplifting the day before was back in the store. He as described as a tall black man in his 20s or 30s, weighing about 180 pounds with blonde dreadlocks and wearing gray sweatpants.

Police were able to locate and identify the man. The store is reviewing security camera footage along with the other incident. At the request of the store, police gave the man a verbal no-trespass warning.


The Fire Department responded to four calls yesterday, including three medical aid requests.