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Cyclist Killed on Comm Ave

Second biker to die in four weeks


A 23-year old male cyclist was killed Thursday morning in a collision with a tractor-trailer at Commonwealth Avenue and St. Paul Street. Witnesses say both the truck and the cyclist were traveling east on Comm Ave at about 8:30 a.m., and the collision occurred when the truck made a wide right turn onto St. Paul Street. BU and Boston police have cordoned off the area and closed Comm Ave eastbound. The incident is being investigated by the Boston Police Department. No citations have been issued.

It is the second fatal bike accident in the area in less than a month. On November 12, Chung-Wei Yang (CAS’15) was killed when he was struck by a number 57 MBTA bus at the busy Allston intersection of Harvard and Brighton Avenues.

Art Jahnke

Art Jahnke can be reached at jahnke@bu.edu.

2 Comments on Cyclist Killed on Comm Ave

  • student on 12.06.2012 at 2:52 pm

    RIP to this man and my thoughts go out to his loved ones.

    I really hope the bike safety meeting that the City of Boston hosted this morning came up with some productive solutions to eliminate tragedies like this in the future, but I’m not holding my breath.

  • Alumni on 12.06.2012 at 3:15 pm

    I was hit at the same spot three years ago when I was riding my bike to class, in the bike lane, going through a green light, when a young woman driving her car took a right-hand turn onto St. Paul Street. She turned on her blinker at the last minute and was on the phone. Luckily I was mostly unscathed. It’s frightening to hear about this incident and reflect on my own.

    My thoughts go out to this young man. Perhaps there should be a discussion about making this a street that those driving on Commonwealth Ave. should not be allowed to turn onto. It is on a slope so bikers do get a considerable amount of speed, and cars go pretty recklessly down Comm. Ave.

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