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Police: Victim in Fatal Hit-and-Run Was Wellesley Man in His 40s

Police say Weston Road will remain closed between Wellesley Square & Howe Street for several hours.

A Wellesley man was killed this afternoon when he was struck by a truck while riding his bicycle.

Wellesley Police say it was a hit-and-run: both vehicle and bike were headed northbound on Weston Road.

Wellesley Police Department spokeswoman Lt. Marie Cleary said it was a red-and-black truck heading northbound which was believed to have struck the biker.

The District Attorney's office is on the scene and will be making a statement shortly.

 

Phil Lipshits August 25, 2012 at 02:12 AM
Let's just outlaw bikes and trucks. This is a sure fire way to guarantee this will never happen again...unless someone is unlawfully riding a bike or driving a truck. We can't stop outlaws.
Magellan August 25, 2012 at 02:37 AM
Weston Road and Forest Street are two of the most dangerous roads in Wellesley...for the same reason...too narrow and too many curb cuts. I used to live off Weston Road, and observed many collisions. Unfortunately, I also saw two children riding bikes hit by cars on Weston Road. IT IS DANGEROUS!
leslie August 25, 2012 at 09:57 AM
This is not the bikers fault.. he was hit from behind by a murderer who left him to die as if he hit some squirrel... my friend was killed july 29 the same way...I have another friend in the hospital w a collapsed lung broken arm broken clavicle etc after being hit by a car... move over dammit! We can see hazards better than you. I really don't want to die broken in a muddy ditch.
dulles August 27, 2012 at 02:01 AM
Motor vehicle operators, please don't pass a cyclist unless there is enough space to do so safely. If a cyclist moves into the lane of traffic, please yield and give that person a few seconds of your patience. Yes some cyclists are just plain inconsiderate, some also break traffic laws. But there are critical reasons why a bicycle may need to occupy a traffic lane temporarily. While it's perfectly legal for a bicycle to be in a lane with traffic, it's not legal to pass a bike without giving a safe distance.
Karla Vallance August 29, 2012 at 10:09 PM
It's important to note that a bicyclist is legally ENTITLED TO a full lane, just as is a slow car or truck. Most bicyclists try not to take up a whole lane, but as Dulles says above, it can be more dangerous to try to be thoughtful than to insist on taking the lane for the bicyclist's safety.

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