Christopher Weigl
Christopher Weigl
Age 23    Boston, MA    December 06 2012
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Source: A cyclist was killed in a collision with a tractor trailer near Boston University’s campus Thursday morning. The accident happened at 8:30 a.m. near the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and St. Paul Street. A busy area filled with pedestrians and cyclists. “It’s a give and take of bikers and the drivers. Drivers are terrible with bikes, they don’t respect anything at all,” said one woman. Boston police blocked off the area as the investigated the accident. The cause of the accident remains under investigation, but it appears the truck was attempting to turn right when the victim was hit. Police said the 23-year-old man died at the scene from his injuries. “This intersection, there’s like four or five incidences that happen out here -- signs should be posted -- ‘No trucks allowed,’” said one man. “You’ve got students.” “I commute through this intersection every day and it’s a dangerous intersection because of the hill,” said one cyclist. “There’s a risk cycling in Boston.” The driver of the company works for Ross Express, a deliver company. The company confirmed the driver was on his regular route when “This unfortunate situation happened.” People rode bicycles past the accident site all morning. They said they wished more could be done to protect cyclists. “I ride on the white line or even to the left of the white line because the bike lane is too narrow,” said one cyclist. Police have not released the name of the victim. It is unclear if the diver has been or will be cited.

Collision Data

Crash time: between 6 a.m. and 8:59 a.m.

Closest Intersection: St Paul St

Land use: Urban

Road type: Urban Arterial

Where on the road the collision happened: Bike Facility

What type of bike facility: Bike Lane

Collision type: Right hook

Driver Data

Vehicle type: Large Trucks

If truck: Commercial Truck

At crash time driver was: Don't Know


Source: News Report
Type: TV
Pos/Neg: Neutral
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Legal Status

Legal status: No charges filed
Civil Suit filed?:
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