Cyclist Struck, Killed By Truck In Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE (CBS) — A cyclist was struck and killed by a truck in Porter Square Wednesday morning.

Police said the fatal collision happened around 8:08 a.m. Wednesday in front of the Porter Square Dunkin Donuts.

The scene of a crash in Porter Square that killed a cyclist Wednesday morning. (Photo courtesy Emily Flynn)

The scene of a crash in Porter Square that killed a cyclist Wednesday morning. (Photo courtesy Emily Flynn)

The cyclist, identified as 60-year-old Bernard Lavins of Lexington, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of truck stayed at the scene, police said.

Police investigate after a cyclist was hit and killed. (Nicole Jacobs/WBZ)

Police investigate after a cyclist was hit and killed. (Nicole Jacobs/WBZ)

Both ends of Massachusetts Avenue were blocked off near Porter Square after the crash.

Cambridge Public Schools said a small number of students witnessed the fatal crash.

Grief counselors were put in place at schools the students attend.

The cause of the crash was not yet known. The Middlesex District Attorney’s office is investigating.

Comments

One Comment

  1. Hack Wannabe says:

    Tragic, I feel bad for the driver and the victim’s family.

    When will cyclist realize cars and trucks are bigger than them?

  2. Steph says:

    Was in a crosswalk near the Porter Square area today, and despite having the walk signal, I was almost hit by a bicyclist who breezed through the red light so fast that I barely had time to make it out its way. Most bicyclists around this town don’t obey traffic laws and it’s frustrating for drivers and pedestrians.

  3. Erik says:

    What, the only two comments are victim blaming? How about blame the operator of the heavy machinery? How about blame the road design? Such a sad few days for sustainable transportation.

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