Cyclist Killed On Notoriously Dangerous Stretch Of Huntington Ave. In Boston

BOSTON (CBS) – A woman cyclist was killed in a crash involving an MBTA bus Friday night in Boston.

MBTA Police say the accident happened on Huntington Avenue outbound at Forsyth Street.

Investigators say several vehicles were in close proximity to the accident site when it happened and it was not immediately clear which one had collided with the cyclist.

After a thorough investigation, police say they found evidence that the MBTA bus had made contact with the victim.

The bus operator has been questioned. No charges have been filed. The investigation is ongoing.

The victim’s name has not yet been released, but police said she was in her twenties.

With no breakdown lane or bike lane on much of Huntington Avenue, the stretch of road is notoriously dangerous for cycling.

At least two other cyclists have been hit and killed along Huntington Ave. in the past five years. One, Eric Michael Hunt, was struck and killed by an MBTA bus. The other, Gordon Riker, was struck and killed at Huntington Ave & Forsyth Street, the same intersection where Friday’s victim was hit.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports

Mayor Menino vowed Saturday that the city will look at ways to make the street safer.

“You have the narrow streets there and you have students crossing the street,” Mayor Menino said on Saturday. “I think we have to take a look at that street and see how we can manage the flow of traffic much better between the vehicles and the bicyclists.”

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