Wellfleet, Massachusetts: Teen Dies in Bicycle Accident


August 19, 2013 — Miles Tibbetts, 16, of Wellfleet, Massachusetts, has died as the result of serious personal injuries sustained when his bicycle was struck by a vehicle driven by Dorothy Herold, 76, also of Wellfleet. At the time of the accident, Tibbetts was attempting to cross over Route 6 in Wellfleet. The crash occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Tibbetts was unresponsive at the scene. He was transported to Cape Cod Hospital in Barnstable and was later flown by medical helicopter to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where he was pronounced dead later that day.

Tibbetts was going to be a junior at Nauset Regional High School where he was a member of the wrestling team. His friends and family mourn his loss.

The accident remains under investigation by the Wellfleet Police Department and they have not said whether criminal charges will be filed against Herold.

Source: Cape Cod Times

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