186 Massachusetts Avenue
On Friday, November 13, 2009, at approximately 5:04pm, Boston Police Officers assigned out of Area D-4 (Back Bay), were called to the area of 186 Massachusetts Avenue for a report of a man down.
Upon arrival, Officers learned the 84 year-old, male victim was attempting to cross the street when he was struck by a bicyclist. Witnesses informed officers that motor vehicle traffic was stopped due to gridlock when the elderly male stepped from the curb in an attempt to cross the street. They further stated the victim was immediately struck by a bicyclist traveling on Massachusetts Avenue heading towards the City of Cambridge. The elderly male fell to the ground striking his head. The victim sustained head trauma including a large laceration. The bicyclist stayed with the victim awaiting the arrival of the Boston Police Department.
Boston EMS arrived, treated and transported the victim to Boston Medical Center where he later succumb to his injuries.
Boston Police, Area D-4 (Back Bay), detectives continue to investigate this incident. According to witness statements, the victim was not utilizing a crosswalk at the point of impact. The preliminary investigation suggests the incident to be a terrible accident.
At this time, the victim is only being described as an 84 year-old, white male from Boston.