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Man Hospitalized After Bike Accident on Post Road

A 54-year-old homeless man was found bleeding and unconscious in front of the People's United Bank at 1055 Post Road, police said.

A 54-year-old homeless man is in critical condition at St. Vincent's Medical Center after Fairfield police discovered him following an apparent bicycle accident.

The man was found in the driveway of the People's United Bank at 1055 Post Road just after 9 p.m. Wednesday, according to the police report. His legs were on top of the bicycle and he was lying on his back, bleeding form an apparent head injury. Police said the man was unconscious and unresponsive.

Police could not find evidence at the scene to determine the man was hit by a vehicle while riding his bicycle. It appeared he fell off the bike, but investigators will review security footage from People's United Bank to determine what caused the accident, department spokesperson Sgt. Sue Lussier said.

Fairfield Resident September 28, 2012 at 03:22 PM
I almost had a bicyclist go over the hood of my car at that same location! I was pulling out of the People's Bank on to the Post Road around dusk when a guy on a bicycle came zooming down the sidewalk from my right side and swerved around the front of my car into the Post Road. Luckily for him.....I know to pull out of that exit very slowly as the large hedges to the right of the exit block the view of the sidewalk and both motorists and pedestrians/bicyclists/joggers can't see one another very well at all. If I had pulled out quickly....he would have smacked into the front of my car and gone flying over the hood......not that he should have been riding a bicycle on the sidewalk in the first place as that is ILLEGAL......but NEVER enforced in Fairfield.
Deane O Kennedy September 30, 2012 at 02:13 AM
And your point is? Nobody stopped for this individual near death. Typical response from a Der...
andrea rosen October 01, 2012 at 05:45 PM
The fact that no one stopped and left this man near death on the Post Road is inexcusable. I hope the police treat this homeless man with the same respect they would treat any Fairfield resident.
Tucker October 01, 2012 at 06:23 PM
andrea: While it is deplorable that the selfish residents of Fairfield didn't stop to help this man the idea that the police will treat him "with the same respect" is optimistic to say the least.
R. Ludlowe October 01, 2012 at 08:12 PM
you are all making an assumption that the entire town paraded by him and ignored him. That's not exactly a "high pedestrian traffic" area. I am sure we could all drive by at 9pm at night and not see him laying there. Before you start laying into the "selfish and inexcusable" acts of Fairfield folks, lets all take a deep breath and relax. I have had almost the exact same situation as FR above in that spot. There is an older gentleman that rides in that area, sometimes with very large bags or boxes on his bike. When I last saw him, he appeared intoxicated or otherwise impaired. Again, no idea if it was him, but he was riding his bike on the LEFT side of the street on the sidewalk. Illegal and dangerous.
WitnessProtection October 02, 2012 at 01:05 PM
Well at least he will free up a bed at Hotel Durrell er I mean the hopeless shelter er I mean operation hope.
Fairfield Resident October 02, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Dear Deane: What is a "Der..."?
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