Hit-and-run truck driver who hit bicycle must serve time, take anger management

A Medford man was found guilty Wednesday for charges related to a September 2015 hit-and-run that injured a bicyclist on Webster Avenue in Cambridge.

Christopher Campbell, 49, was sentenced by Cambridge District Court Judge Michele Hogan to one year in the House of Correction with 90 days to serve and the balance suspended for two years – and ordered to take courses in anger management and safe driving, as well as to have no contact with the victim.

On Sept. 29, 2015, at around 7:41 a.m., Campbell was driving a Ford F-250 truck on Webster Avenue near a bicyclist riding the same direction. Campbell began yelling at the victim, a 36-year-old man, and beeping his horn before pulling up alongside the bicyclist, “recklessly” hitting the handlebar of his bicycle, said Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Cambridge Police Commissioner Brent Larrabee. That caused the bicyclist to lose control and fall.

The victim was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was treated for serious injuries to his wrist and arm.

Campbell, meanwhile, fled the scene, Ryan and Larrabee said. Police found surveillance video of the collision, which was released to the public in an effort to identify the driver, and received a tip from a caller who believed they had seen the vehicle. Police found the truck and confirmed who owned it.

A jury found Campbell guilty of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon; negligent operation of a motor vehicle; and leaving the scene of personal injury.


This post was written from a press release. 

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