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Former principal killed after being hit by truck while riding her bike in Milton

November 20, 2020

MILTON, MA (NORFOLK COUNTY) – A former Boston Public Schools principal was killed earlier this week after a utility truck hit her while she was riding her bicycle in Milton.

According to WCVB, the accident happened near the intersection of Eliot Street and Blue Hills Parkway at about 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The victim, 70-year-old Dorchester resident Virginia “Jinny” Chalmers, was riding her bicycle when she was struck by an Eversource utility truck making a right turn.

Chalmers, the former principal of the Young Achievers Science and Math Pilot School, died at the scene.

The 62-year-old truck driver was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries. His identity has not been made public, and it is unknown if he will face charges related to the crash.

The victim was described by T’Sheba Martin, the current principal of the Young Achievers school, as a “leader, [an] advocate, as well as a mentor and friend” for many in the school system.

The accident remains under investigation at this time.

This accident is one of many bicycle accidents that unfortunately occur on a regular basis in the Boston area. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident on one of Boston’s roadways or have been hit by a vehicle while riding a bicycle, please contact Kelly & Associates Injury Lawyers today. Our compassionate bicycle accident attorneys in Boston can help you get compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses, and justice for your case. Call us at 1-800-LAW-GUYS today for a free consultation. 

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