Boston Magazine on Motsenigos’ Death: ‘There Has to Be Some Accountability’

No charges have been filed in the incident that resulted in the death of Alexander Motsenigos Aug. 24.

There have been no charges filed in the , and one local publication’s blog says there it’s time for some “accountability.”

Boston Magazine’s Boston Daily blog section features a post calling the investigation into the incident slow and the facts confusing. One of the first facts to come out in the incident was that both an 18-wheel truck and cyclist were driving northbound at the same time on Weston Road when the crash happened.

"It’s perplexing that two people could be traveling side-by-side on the same street at the same time, and one could end up killed while the other drives away unaware," the blog, written by Casey Lyons, says. "Suburban streets are not Thunderdome; there has to be some accountability."

Authorities and at least one of the witnesses.

The is conducting a joint investigation with the Norfolk County District Attorney’s office. David Traub, spokesman for Norfolk County DA, told Wellesley Patch yesterday that the incident is still being investigated.

“There are still pieces being done, it’s still being finalized,” he said. 

Thomas Guerriero September 06, 2012 at 01:37 PM
This is sounding more and more suspicious. It's sounds as if someone is protecting either the driver or his company and shift the blame to the cyclist to avoid any future litigation. There is no excuse for the driver of an 18 wheeler to be so unaware of his surroundings that he "innocently" fled the scene. This level of in attentiveness would have to be connected to some illegal activity e.g. drugs, alcohol or phone use. I have seen too many drivers of these rigs talking on Nextel phones and driving with one hand.
dulles September 06, 2012 at 02:22 PM
From watching what's happened with vehicular homocides here in neighboring Newton in past years, it can take time to assemble all the evidence and file charges. I have faith that a case is being put together. When the prosecutors move, I expect them to hit hard with a list of charges and comprehensive collected evidence. The wait is frustrating, but I fully expect charges will be filed, and will be surprised if the driver tries to fight them. Sadly, motor vehicle homocides carry absurdly light sentences. So this will probably be more about the follow-on civil case from the Motsenigos family against the driver and/or the company.
James Joyce September 06, 2012 at 05:11 PM
The roads are too narrow for bicyclists and automobile traffic. That's the real problem here. There needs to be new construction to allow for the ever increasing population of distance bicyclists. More bike trails and wider roads. Common sense. There will be many more accidents like this because the current infrastructure is extremely dangerous for two-wheelers.


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