BOSTON (CBS) – Newly released surveillance video captures the moments a tractor-trailer hit and killed a cyclist on Mass. Ave in Boston. Investigators say despite what the video shows, they will not charge the truck driver.Worcester Woman Accused Of Drunk Driving After Crash Leaves Mass. State Police Trooper Injured
On that August morning, she was riding her bike across the Mass. Ave. Bridge. A tractor-trailer, driven by Matt Levari was traveling alongside her. The truck pulls ahead, and starts to turn right onto Beacon Street. Dr. Kurmann is on the right of the truck, in the bike lane, and is run over by the truck.
“We were disappointed to learn that the crash investigation placed the blame entirely on Dr. Kurmann,” said Richard Fries of MassBike. “Upon reviewing the security camera footage, we were left incredulous.”READ MORE: 'It Will Ravage Your Whole Body': Framingham Man Recovering After 8 Months In Hospital Due To COVID-19
MassBike acquired security camera video from police after their investigation was concluded. But the cyclists had a very different interpretation of the accident. “Sixteen seconds she’s there,” said Feingold. “That’s lots of opportunity for the truck driver to say oh she’s caught up with me, I have to be careful.”
Today, the Suffolk County District Attorney told WBZ, in part, “The investigation did not reveal driver impairment, distraction, excessive speed, failure to signal, or disregard of a known risk.”MORE NEWS: Gift Of Over $20 Million For Boston's Esplanade Would Fund New Visitors Center, Outdoor Spaces
Boston Police say they stand by their investigation and say there is no hard evidence to prosecute the driver.