Medford Man Found Guilty in Cambridge Hit-and-Run Involving Bicyclist

For Immediate Release May 18, 2017
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CAMBRIDGE  - Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Cambridge Police Commissioner Brent Larrabee have announced that Christopher Campbell, 49, of Medford, was found guilty yesterday by a Cambridge District Court jury of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of personal injury in connection with a September 2015 crash involving a bicyclist on Webster Avenue in Cambridge.

Judge Michele Hogan sentenced the defendant to one year in the House of Correction with 90 days to serve and the balance suspended for two years. The defendant was also ordered to take courses in anger management and safe driving, and to stay away from and have no contact with, the victim.

On September 29, 2015 at approximately 7:41 a.m. the defendant was operating a Ford F-250 truck on Webster Avenue in Cambridge when he approached a bicyclist traveling in the same direction. The defendant subsequently began yelling at the victim, a 36-year-old male, and beeping his horn before pulling up alongside the bicyclist recklessly striking the handlebar of his bicycle, causing the victim to lose control and fall from the bicycle. The victim was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital where he was treated for serious injuries to his wrist and arm.

Following the collision, the defendant did not stop, fleeing the scene. Police began investigating the incident and were subsequently able to locate surveillance video of the collision, which was released to the public in an effort to identify the driver. Following the release of the images, police received a tip from a caller who believed they had seen the vehicle. Police located the vehicle and confirmed that it belonged to the defendant.

The defendant was arraigned in Cambridge District Court on January 8, 2016.

The prosecutor assigned to this case was Assistant District Attorney Cyrus Chung.

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