Westboro Cyclist Hit, Thrown Onto Hood Of Car

WESTBORO (CBS) — The driver of a car that police believe hit a cyclist in Westboro headed back to the police department for a second interview Wednesday night.

A 48-year-old woman suffered life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car on West Main Street around 1:20 p.m.

Westboro Police said the driver, identified as Anwesa Sengupta, was traveling westbound but crossed the yellow lines and struck the woman on the eastbound side.

They said Sengupta did not stop immediately and drove for about an eighth of a mile before pulling over.

The cyclist was on the car’s hood and windshield for the entire distance.

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A bicyclist was injured after being hit by a car in Westboro. (Image Credit: Louisa Moller/WBZ-TV)

According to police, the cyclist suffered injuries to her leg, hip, back and head.

She was transported to UMas Memorial Hospital and is undergoing surgery.

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Windshield damage on a car in Westboro that struck a bicyclist (Photo Courtesy of Kelli Silva)

Officials at the scene determined Sengupta was not intoxicated at the time of the crash but said she could not explain why she continued to drive with the woman on her car.

Police Officer Cliff Luce explained, “She’s had some theories but we still have to work through that and find out why is it she traveled so far after impact.”

They added that she is cooperating with the investigation and will likely know by Friday if she will face any charges. Her cell phone was confiscated by police.

Sengupta’s five-year-old child was also in the car at the time.

Kelly Silva, who was nearby, recalled, “I just saw the car over on the side of the road, the windshield was smashed, there was a hole on the drivers side windshield and that was it. I was what looked like a woman who was pretty upset on the side of the road.”

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