Yesterday, August 9, 2010, around 4pm, a young woman was hit by a car while biking in Brighton. The Boston Police have confirmed that the cyclist has died. MassBike shares the heartbreak of the bicycling community whenever someone is killed or injured while riding a bike. Our sincere condolences go out to the young woman’s family.
At about 4:17pm, on Monday, August 9, 2010, officers from Area D-14 (Brighton) responded to a radio call for an accident involving a bicyclist being struck by a motor vehicle in the area of Warren Street and Commonwealth Ave. On arrival, officers located and observed a 24 year-old female victim being attended to and treated by EMS. The female victim, suffering from life threatening injuries, was transported to the Brigham & Women’s Hospital where she later succumbed to injuries and was pronounced. The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.
Preliminary reports are vague as to exactly how this tragedy occurred. MassBike will continue to follow the details as they emerge.
We urge everyone to exercise caution when cycling, including following all traffic laws, being very aware of your surroundings, and wearing a helmet.