A University of Boston student riding a bicycle was fatally injured on Friday morning at Cambridge on the Boston Line near the Museum of Science.
The state police said the cyclist, a 24-year-old Cambridge man, was approached at 8:12 am at the intersection of Museum Way and Monsignor O'Brien Highway. The victim, whose name was withheld until family notice, was later pronounced dead at the Massachusetts General Hospital, soldiers said in a statement.
BU Today, the university's official news website, identified the cyclist as Meng Jin, a student from Shanghai.
"We are very sad about this very unfortunate accident," said Kenneth Elmore, deputy chairman and dean of university students, in a statement presented in BU Today. "The thoughts and prayers of the university are with the student's family."
The state police identified the driver of the truck as a 50-year-old man from Leicester. It was not known if he was being charged with crimes or driving for mutilation.
"Preliminary investigations have indicated that the truck was stopped at the intersection of Museum Way and O'Brien Highway and is waiting to turn right from O & # 39; Brien Highway into Museum Way," the paper said. The cyclist was also stopped on the right side of the truck, waiting to take the same turn. When both the truck and the cyclist wanted to turn right, the cyclist was hit by a tire of the truck. , , , The name of the truck driver will not be published until the investigation determines whether fees are charged. "
The Western Star Truck 2016 was operated by Roach Trucking. A call to Roach looking for a comment was not returned immediately on Friday.
Gladis Zelaya, 32, of Everett said she saw the consequences of the crash and was disturbed by the scene.
"We saw the bike and the blood," she said, adding that three or four cruisers had come to the crash site. "It's very scary."
The police blocked sections of the lanes during the investigation, leaving the bike and truck at the scene for more than two hours. The truck was parked nearby, the hood pushed forward. The bike was removed shortly after 10:30 and the truck was towed at 11:10.
"Witness interviews, collection of evidence and reconstruction of collisions [are] "State Police spokesman David Procopio wrote in an e-mail shortly before noon.
Somersault cyclist Pauline Lim drove past the site on Friday morning and said the cycling community is pushing for more protection on the city streets.
"There are always things that are trying to get more protective bike paths," said Lim.
She said she always stays on the pavement as she drives down this part of the O & Brien highway.
The Cambridge Bicycle Safety group said in a statement that the news of the crash was worrisome.
"We can not imagine the pain and mourning that the victim's family will deal with for the rest of their lives," said the dismissal. "Our hearts are going out to them."
The group said that since 2015, at Cambridge, at least 10 people have been killed while hiking or cycling.
"The status quo is unacceptable and our residents deserve safe roads where they can walk, cycle and drive," the organization said. "The City of Cambridge has a bike plan that provides secure, sheltered bicycle facilities along the O'Brien Highway as part of a city-wide network of 20 miles of protected cycle paths. However, with the current implementation, it will take more than 30 years for this network to be completed. "
City officials, the group said, must speed up the process. The bicycle safety group also urged officials from the Cambridge and Boston authorities, as well as state-owned public highway authorities, to "work together to create safe and improved cycling facilities on all major commuter corridors connecting our communities. We must all work together to implement changes in our roads that improve safety for all and avoid tragedies like these in the future. "
Danny McDonald, Martin Finucane, Emily Sweeney and Steve Annear of the Globe staff contributed to the report. Travis Andersen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe,