Two BUPD Motorcycle Officers Struck by Car on Comm Ave
Collision just a few yards from Matriculation at Agganis Arena
While members of the the Class of 2017 were taking their seats for Matriculation at Agganis Arena Sunday, two Boston University Police Department motorcycle officers were being put in ambulances just a few yards away and rushed to area hospitals. Officers Peter McCarron and Alex Ayochok were treated for minor injuries and released Sunday afternoon after being struck by a car driven by an elderly Allston resident.
The two motorcycle officers were entering Commonwealth Avenue from Agganis Way at about 2 p.m. when they were struck, one after the other, by a sedan that was making a U-turn on Comm Ave. McCarron was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Ayochok was taken to Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Peter Fiedler (COM’77), vice president for administrative services, says both officers were treated for bruises and contusions and released.
The driver of the vehicle said he had been heading east on Commonwealth Avenue and had made a U-turn at Agganis Way before his car hit the officers’ motorcycles. He said he was 83 years old, lived in Allston, and had never had any motor vehicle violations. A spokesperson for the Boston Police Department, which is investigating the incident, says the driver’s name has not been released because no arrests were made and no charges have been filed.
Christopher Harris, a chauffeur waiting outside Agganis Arena during the Matriculation ceremony, witnessed the accident. Harris says the two motorcycle officers were riding in single file and entered Commonwealth Avenue from Agganis Way. When the light turned green, he says, the officers turned on their blue lights and began to make a right hand turn. Harris says the vehicle, a black 1994 Toyota Camry, halted just before striking the first officer. “I was thinking, wow, that was close,” he says. “Then he kept on going.”6 Comments