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Bicyclist injured after hitting motor vehicle in Bridgewater

A bicyclist suffered head injuries after he rode into a motor vehicle that was waiting at a stop sign in Bridgewater on Thursday morning, police said.

Stephen Rogan, 38, of Bridgewater, was riding his bicycle on Pearl Street about 7:30 a.m. when he tried to turn onto Perkins Street and struck the side of the vehicle, witnesses and the driver told officers, according to a statement from Bridgewater police.

The driver, a man from Alabama, was at a stop sign on Perkins Street waiting to turn onto Pearl Street when Rogan crashed into his vehicle, police said.

Rogan was conscious and suffering from moderate head trauma when police arrived, Lieutenant Thomas Schlatz said.

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He was taken by helicopter to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, Schlatz said.

Rogan was not wearing a helmet.

The driver stayed with Rogan and cooperated with police when they arrived, Schlatz said.

No charges or citations have been filed, and police are investigating the crash.


Sarah Roberts can be reached at sarah.roberts@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @heysarahroberts.