On Tuesday, November 13, a 21-year-old Boston University student was riding his bicycle at around 6:26 p.m., when he was struck and killed by a motor vehicle. According to police and witnesses, an MBTA bus might have been involved. The accident occurred in the intersection of Brighton Ave. and Harvard Ave. in Allston, Massachusetts.
Officials are investigating whether a bus driver may have failed to notice that he/she hit the victim, whose name is unidentified due to his family’s respects and wishes. The cyclist was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. According to MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo, the driver is 58 years old and has worked with the T for six years.
As the use of bicycles on roadways grows, concerns have increased regarding the safety of riders and drivers, and the ability of existing roadways to handle the increased volume. If you or a family member have suffered significant personal injuries as the result of a car accident and would like to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney at Swartz & Swartz, P.C., please contact us. You can call us at (617) 742-1900, or if you are outside the Boston area, call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732. We are here to answer your questions and discuss how to protect your legal rights.