Police Still Investigating Motsenigos Death One Month Later

There have been no charges in the Aug. 24 incident which resulted in the death of a cyclist.

Local and state police are continuing to investigate a crash which resulted in the death of a Wellesley man.

Alexander Motsenigos, 41, died from injuries related to a crash on Weston Road at Linden Street Aug. 24. Motsenigos, who was riding a bicycle, was struck by a truck traveling northbound.

“It is still an open and ongoing investigation,” Lt. Marie Cleary of the Wellesley Police Department said in an email Friday. “The accident reconstruction team is working on their reconstruction. The detectives are still working on their portion of the investigation as well.”

A few witnesses and the driver of the truck made themselves known to Wellesley Police in the days following the incident, but charges have yet to be filed. Boston Magazine called for accountability in the incident in a Sept. 5 column.

Robert S. Cavanugh September 29, 2012 at 12:52 PM
When a Bike Rider gets killed and the driver gets away with it then we need to change the law if a motorvehicle or commercial vehicle hits a bike rider in the rear it should be the motorvehicle or commerial vehicle riders fault not the bike rider i will support manslaugter if a bike rider is killed in this state plus loss of drivers licence next year we must hold drivers accountable in this state if they kill a bike rider in any city or town the drivers must share the road with bike riders the town of needham does they have very good bike lanes we can do it in wellesley mass i want justice for the victims family. Robert S. Edwards Town Meeting Member Precinct B Wellesley Mass
Sandi Eaton September 29, 2012 at 03:24 PM
It seems strange that the investigation is continuing so maybe they think the truck driver was not in fault in the accident. He may not have even seen the bike if the bicyclist was riding along side of the truck. That's a pretty narrow road and he may have not even realized he hit him. It's a very sad story and I think of it whenever I pass by there.
Robert S. Cavanugh September 29, 2012 at 03:30 PM
I believe the victim was following the rules of the road near the curb denying a motorvehicle hit a bike rider is a cop out trying to get away with murder this is unexceptable i hope the driver has a lawyer i could maybe see a law suit here from the victims family so it does not happen again I support bike lanes in Wellesley drivers do not own the road under The United States Constitution .
nancy lindsey September 29, 2012 at 06:22 PM
I can't imagine why it would take so long to reconstruct the accident. There must be a back story to all this.
Marie Rogers October 01, 2012 at 12:26 AM
Robert S. Cavanugh October 01, 2012 at 12:52 AM
I dont Think Attorney General Martha Coakley would approve she could take charge in the investigation if the public thinks there is a cover up.
dulles October 01, 2012 at 07:03 PM
From sad experience of similar tragic deaths next-door in Newton, it really does take time for the case to be put together and for criminal charges to be filed, even in cases where it's obvious the driver is at fault. But I do find it disturbing that here we are one month later and we still don't know the name of the suspect or the identity of the company truck that struck and killed Mr Motsenigos. The suspect has stated he was driving the truck, and it's pretty clear he will be charged with something, so it's pointless to conceal the driver's identity for so long.
Robert S. Cavanugh October 01, 2012 at 09:36 PM
Please Watch The Wellesley Channel Next Week for todays taping with my Friend Grant the reporter for the wellesley channel I do talk about this tragedy and other matters I can confirm I did contact Attorney General Martha Coakley and Norfolk County District Attorney MIchael Morrisey about this case i told them to get Invovled I want to know one thing was the bike victim hit in the rear I have asked Chief Cunningham by Email he has not got back to me if the victim was hit by the truck driver in the rear I do consider this to be manslater i have asked our distict attorney to charge the truck driver with manslater the drivers on weston road think they own the road no they dont they must share the road with bicycle riders there is no Massachusetts General Laws that says so under MGL Chapter 85 Section 11,S


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