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Cyclist hurt, building damaged in Deerfield Street accident

GREENFIELD — An errant car struck a bicyclist and two parked cars on Deerfield Street Sunday afternoon, sending the cyclist to the hospital and doing minor damage to the Leon L. Sirum and Co. building, according to police.

Rebecca F. Clemente, 50, of Holly Ave., was taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center following the 4:50 p.m. accident and was listed by the hospital as treated and released Monday.

Greenfield Police Detective Sgt. Daniel McCarthy said that John MacLeod, 89, of Congress Street, was coming down a long driveway from a home behind Sirum’s, lost control and crossed both lanes of Deerfield Street, looping back into the business’s parking lot.

In entering the parking lot, the car struck Clemente’s bicycle and continued into two parked junk cars, forcing one into the building and doing minor damage to the foundation.

Greenfield fire and police, state police and MedCare ambulance responded, as well as the town building inspector. McCarthy said the accident appeared to be under investigation Monday with no citations filed.

You can reach Chris Curtis at: ccurtis@recorder.com or 413-772-0261, ext. 257

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