LEWISBORO, N.Y. – A motorist said confusion over hand signals led to him striking a bicyclist on Route 35 on Sunday.
The man was driving his 2016 Toyota Siena behind a ground of cyclists around 7:51 a.m. when the cyclists signaled with their hands that they were turning left onto Ridgefield Avenue. The motorist, who thought he was being waved on, went into the eastbound lane and attempted to pass, hitting one of the turning cyclists with his van.
The Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps transported the man to Danbury (Conn.) Hospital, where he was treated for pelvic and back pain.
Construction Reported as Gunshots
A South Salem resident reported to police around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, that about 30 gunshots were heard in the area of Hemlock Road and Lake Path. A police officer investigated the report and found roofing work was being done on a residence in the area. The officer said it was possible that the resident heard a nail gun and confused the sound with gun shots.
Anonymous letter investigated
An anonymous letter alleging that a “mentally ill” parent of a middle school student was carrying a handgun at a public event was investigated last week by the Lewisboro Police Department.
Officers received the letter, signed by “JJMS Parents,” in the mail around 8 a.m. Monday, June 11. The following day, a parent called the police department and said she initially reported her concerns about the man to the school district, which advised her to contact the police.
She told police that at a Sweet 16 party last month at Le Chateau, she observed the other parent carrying a concealed weapon. The parent, however, said she was not aware of the man’s mental state and that she did not submit the anonymous letter.
The Westchester County Police Department Pistol Division confirmed that the man had a full-carry pistol license. On June 12, police spoke to the man, who said he did not attend the party and that he would never harm himself or anyone else.
Investigation into the incident was closed.