Student Killed in Bike Accident

November 13th, 2012 in Bicycle Safety

Tragedy at Harvard and Brighton Avenues

A BU student was killed Monday evening while bicycling near the busy intersection of Harvard Avenue and Brighton Avenue. Boston Police spokesperson Neva Coakley says the accident, reported by witnesses to have involved an MBTA bus, occurred at 6:26 p.m. She says a 21-year-old man was killed. The name of the victim, who was pronounced dead at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Peter Fiedler (COM’77), vice president for administrative services at Boston University, says the accident is a tragedy for the entire University. “Our hearts go out to the victim’s family and friends, and to everyone who knew him,” says Fiedler.

Boston Police and MBTA Transit Police are investigating the accident.

Source: BU Today, November 13, 2012