Thursday, August 30, 2012
The Motsenigos family has set up an education fund for Alexander Motsenigos’ 6-year-old son Nikolas.
The Motsenigos family has established an education fund for Alexander Motesnigos’ 6-year-old son Nikolas. Motsenigos was struck and killed Friday while riding a bicycle on Weston Road. Checks can be mailed to: Nikolas Motsenigos Education Fund PO Box 81082 Wellesley, MA 02481 Paypal donations are being accepted as well to e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org Information according to The Swellesley Report.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The department is asking for the operators of three additional vehicles to come forward who are believed to have driven through the scene of a fatal hit-and-run accident Friday.
Police are looking for the drivers or passengers of three vehicles who may have witnessed Friday’s fatal crash on Weston Road. The vehicles – a black four-door sedan, a brown or grey car with a roof rack and sun or moon roof (possibly a Toyota) and a small two-door vehicle – passed by the scene of the accident in respective order, according to a joint press statement by the Wellesley Police Department and Norfolk County District Attorney’s office. These vehicles are not believed to be involved in the crash, according to the statement. Police have interviewed the operator of the “18-wheel dump trailer” that allegedly struck and killed Alexander Motsenigos, 41, who was on a specialized bicycle traveling north on Weston Road, according to the…
Monday, August 27, 2012
Did Friday’s tragedy change your approach to biking in Wellesley?
For the most part, Wellesley is bicycle and pedestrian friendly. The town has trails for biking and hiking, and the roads tend to be wide enough to accommodate vehicles as well as bikes. There are blind spots at certain intersections in Wellesley, however, like any other town. Has Friday’s tragedy made you think twice about riding your bike in Wellesley? Though details of Friday’s crash, which resulted in the death of cyclist Alexander Motsenigos, are still forthcoming, would you be more likely to leave the bike at home now? Leave your opinion in the comments.
Bike commuters and other members of the public are stopping by the site where Alexander Motsenigos was struck and killed Friday.
On Weston Road a few feet north of Linden Street exists a vigil to mark the spot where cyclist Alexander Motsenigos lost his life after he was struck by a passing truck Friday afternoon. On Monday morning, fellow cyclists stopped by to pay their respects. Bruce Kalow typically commutes on his bicycle from Newton to Somerville. On his day off, he decided to ride in Wellesley when he happened by the vigil. “It’s a horrible, horrible thing,” he said. Kalow said he sustained six broken ribs after a car hit him in Watertown years ago. Though he didn’t know Motsenigos personally, he said he rode with him in this year’s Pan Mass. Challenge. “We’re vulnerable out there, these cars are 2,000 pounds,” he said. Lee Toma, who commutes from Milton to …
Wellesley resident Alexander Motsenigos, 41, died after he was struck by a vehicle on Weston Road Friday afternoon.
The Wellesley Police Department, in their efforts to provide the public with information following the fatal hit-and-run accident Friday afternoon, released a video timeline from the scene. Lt. Marie Cleary of WPD can be seen explaining the details of the incident, which resulted in the death of 41-year-old Wellesley resident Alexander Motsenigos. Motsenigos was riding a bicycle northbound on Weston Road near Linden Street Friday at 1:58 p.m. when a northbound-moving truck struck him. Police have interviewed the driver involved in the incident and are currently looking for a witness who was driving a Volvo at the time. Police have asked the witness contact the Wellesley Police Department at 781-235-1212. Wellesley Patch will provide …
So ends a difficult weekend for many.
1. Coverage of the hit-and-run accident Friday that resulted in the death of Wellesley resident Alexander Motsenigos has been widespread throughout the area. 2. The Boston Herald reported Saturday that Motsenigos is an "avid sportsman" and the father to a 6-year-old son. 3. NECN published a video news report detailing the incident yesterday. 4. Wellesley Patch has asked you to weigh in: Is the Weston Road/Linden Street intersection too dangerous? 5. Wellesley Patch will report updates on the incident throughout the week. While you're free to comment in any of the published articles, if you'd like to write a letter to the editor or make confidential comments, feel free to e-mail email@example.com.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
This witness may be able to provide Wellesley police with further information in Friday’s fatal accident.
The driver of the Volvo who may have witnessed the fatal accident of a Wellesley bicyclist Friday has come forward. According to a Wellesley Police statement Sunday afternoon the driver contacted Wellesley Police earlier this afternoon. The incident, which resulted in the death of Wellesley resident Alexander Motsenigos, is still under investigation and police are still urging anyone with information about the incident to contact WPD at 781-235-1212.
The Wellesley Police have located and interviewed the driver in the hit-and-run accident that caused the death of a bicyclist Friday.
The “apparent operator” of the vehicle involved in Friday’s fatal hit-and-run accident on Weston Road has been interviewed by police, but police are on the lookout for the driver of a second vehicle who may have witnessed the accident. Police located both the vehicle involved in the incident and the witnessing vehicle based on traffic video footage, according to a Wellesley Police statement released Sunday. The witnessing vehicle is and older model grey 4-door Volvo station wagon with a roof rack and moon roof, according to the statement. This car appears to have damage to the rear driver’s side door. “We are urging the individual who was operating this vehicle to contact the Wellesley Police Department at 781-235-1212,” the statement says…