Ghost Bike Northampton Center
A ghostly reminder of the tragic crash that took the life of 18-year-old Harry Delmolino, a Hadley resident, appeared recently at the Pleasant/Main street intersection in the heart of Northampton, only yards from the exact spot where the car/bike collision occurred. A battle the car always wins.
Ghost bikes are roadside memorials set up near the site of a fatal accident that has claimed the life of a cyclist. In Amherst a ghost bike appeared on University Drive near the location of the crash that killed Misty Bassi. Misty was killed on Memorial Day 2009 by a distracted driver on the wrong side of the road.
Another Ghost Bike appeared on Montague Road to commemorate the 9/12/09 hit and run death (never solved) of Blake Goodman. Amazingly the bike was later vandalized by two young men wielding axes.