Got this in the email today, sad news, will try to keep on top of it as things change.
Thanks for the news tip Craig.
Hope she recovers.
Via the Daily Freepress.
A male Boston University student hit a female biker with the car he was driving at the corner of Buick Street and Commonwealth Avenue at about 6 p.m. Wednesday.
The victim was a BU student also, said Sargeant Patrick Nuzzi of the Boston University Police Department.
The biker’s head smashed the windshield of the BMW sedan, which is registered in New York, said a Boston Police Department officer on the scene who wished to remain anonymous.
Despite being a BU student for the past four years, the driver had failed to get a Mass. license and is considered under state law to be driving without a license, the officer said.
New bike lanes on Comm. Ave. have made it easier for bikers to be safe, but the lack of traffic laws specific to bikers has led to accidents, he said.
A friend of the offender had to drive the vehicle away from the site of the accident and have his license verified by police.
The BPD officer said that the charges against the vehicle operator will depend on the victim’s medical condition, but it is up to BPD to decide.
The female student was rushed to Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is in fairly critical condition and could possibly be suffering from head trauma, he said.
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