In Boston and cities and towns in the Greater Boston area, some of the biggest dangers to bike riders is being hit by a truck or other large commercial vehicles. These vehicles have large blind spots in the areas in which bike riders tend to be, and while there are side guards that could prevent serious or fatal bike crashes, most trucks do not have them equipped.
According to a recent news article from The Boston Herald, a bike rider was struck and killed by a dump truck in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood. The fatal Boston bike crash occurred just before 2 p.m. in an industrial area of Dorchester. Authorities have not issued an charges as of the time of this article an are still continuing to investigate the cause of the accident. Following the crash, the area was blocked off with police crime scene tape and investigators took photos and measurements. The driver of the dump truck stayed at the scene and was cooperating with investigating officers.