A rollerblader blew past a Minuteman bike path stop sign at Water Street Saturday night and was struck by a pickup truck.
The woman attempted to avoid the truck at the last second and ended up sliding underneath it, between its tires, police said. The truck’s back tire then hit her right leg, according to witness accounts.
At the hospital, the woman told police the crash was “totally her fault.” She said she went through the stop sign at a “high rate of speed.”
The Water Street crossing is just off Mass. Ave. in Arlington Center. The crash occurred at about 8 p.m.
The driver said he was going about 20 mph at the time of the crash. The woman was rollerblading eastbound, or toward Mystic Street.