1 of 3 bicyclists hit by car in Ipswich has died, DA says

1 of 3 bicyclists hit by car in Ipswich has died, DA says
Emergency medical personnel shut down traffic along Topsfield Road in Ipswich after a crash between cyclists and a car. (Ipswich Local News)

IPSWICH, Mass. — The Ipswich Police Department is investigating after three bicyclists were struck by a car on Thursday afternoon and one of them died Friday.

Police Cheif Paul Nikas announced that the police and fire departments were called to the scene at around 2:11 p.m. to the area of 197 Topsfield Road near Turner Hill for a report of a crash involving a car and three bicycles.

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At the scene, officers found a 58-year-old Ipswich man, a 60-year-old Ipswich woman and a 19-year-old Ipswich man had been struck by a Kia Soul. The 58-year-old man and 19-year-old man were transported by ambulance to the Turner Hill Golf Club before being flown by medical helicopter to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston with serious, life-threatening injuries.

The 60-year-old woman was transported by ambulance to Beverly Hospital with injuries that are believed to be serious but not life-threatening.

On Friday, the Essex County District Attorney’s Office said George Norris, 58, had succumed to his injuries.

The driver of the Kia Soul, a 43-year-old Ipswich woman, stayed on scene and was cooperative with authorities. She was also transported to the hospital with injuries officials do not believe to be serious.

Topsfield Road was closed in both directions while police were at the scene. The road has since reopened.

So far, no charges have been filed, but the incident remains under investigation.