Police investigating after family riding bikes struck by car in Ipswich

IPSWICH, MASS. (WHDH) - Three family members who were riding their bikes along a road in Ipswich were rushed to the hospital after being struck from behind by a motorist on Thursday, officials said.

Emergency crews responding to a reported crash on Topsfield Road around 2:10 p.m. found a mother, 60, and father, 58, along with their 19-year-old son, who were injured in a serious collision involving a Kia Soul, according to the Ipswich Police Department.

The mother and 43-year-old woman behind the wheel of the vehicle were taken to Beverly Hospital by ambulance.

The mother sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries and the driver was also hurt but not seriously.

The father and son were flown to a Boston hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries.

Ipswich Police Chief Paul Nikas said the road is wide with no sight obstructions.

“We’re still trying to ascertain what the cause of the accident was,” Nikas told reporters.

The names of those involved in the collision have not been released.

Drivers were asked to avoid Topsfield Road near Turner Hill. The road has since reopened.

An investigation is ongoing.

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