A bicyclist from Boston University died when a tractor-trailer hit him on Commonwealth Avenue. Due to the truck accident, a bike rider from Boston University was dead when he was hit by a tractor at the vicinity of Commonwealth Avenue.
Authorities reported that both the truck and the cyclist were going east when the truck negotiated a wide right turn, colliding with the bicycle. The impact of the crash killed the biker instantly. This was the 5th cyclist fatality in the city since June.
According to residents, this intersection has been a problem for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists for some time. Several people living in the area stated that they were expecting an accident at any time due to the dangerous nature of the intersection. They were aware that the lack of visibility and other problems at the intersection would likely lead to tragedy such as the one that has occurred.
P9lice confirmed that a cyclist was killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer Thursday morning, shutting down a portion of Commonwealth Avenue as police investigated the incident.
According to Boston Police, at 8:36 in the morning when a male bicyclist in his twenties made contact with an 18-wheeler at the intersection of St. Paul Street and Commonwealth Avenue, near Boston University campus. Police closed down the 900 block where the accident occurred.
The cyclist succumbed at the scene of the crash.
A spokesman from the Suffolk District Attorney’s Office said by statute, the DA’s office has jurisdiction over all death investigations and they always send a prosecutor to the scene of a fatality, however, no citations or charges have been issued against the driver of the tractor-trailer at this time.
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