Police are investigating an accident between a police cruiser and a cyclist that occurred on Tuesday, July 9 at 24 New Chardon St where the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse is located. Authorities discovered that a police cruiser heading towards the station near the Government Center area struck a cyclist, a 63-year-old man. The man was treated by Emergency Medical Services personnel for non-life-threatening injuries but was transported to MGH. An officer on scene confirmed he was the one driving and he was taken to Tufts Medical Center also with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police are still trying to figure out what happened. A photo taken by Metro Boston shows the police cruiser with its doors open and the passenger side mirror hanging from the vehicle on the same side of the road where the victim’s bike was.
The police posted the story on their Facebook page and post has received a large number of comments. In a city like Boston, where there are a large number of cyclists (especially in the summer), there needs to be a way for the bike-riding public and the car-driving public to share the road. Though with the increasing number of motor vehicle accidents between drivers and cyclists, maybe there’s just a need for more car accident lawyers near Boston.
Who is to blame for these bicycle-motor vehicle accidents? That’s often hard to say. One thing is for sure, however, the injuries sustained by a cyclist hit by a motor vehicle are almost always more severe. In the event the motor vehicle is to blame, these accidents very regularly yield large settlements in favor of the injured cyclist.
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Written by Manish M. Mathur, 3L New England Law | Boston