I reported the sad news that several months ago a MIT student was fatality struck by a truck, the report about the incident was released today.
The investigation into the Dec. 27, 2011 death of Phyo Kyaw ’10 is complete, and it has been ruled an accident. Kyaw was killed when his bicycle and a J. P. Noonan tanker truck collided as the truck turned right from Massachusetts Avenue onto Vassar Street in rainy weather after dark that evening.
“We found that there is insufficient evidence to support negligence on the part of the driver,” said Jessica Venezia Pastore, a spokeswoman for the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. Pastore responded to a routine inquiry from The Tech about this matter on Friday. Pastore said the investigation had closed on April 8. Police reports on the accident were not available prior to that closure.
The Massachusetts State Police performed a collision reconstruction, and their 16-page reconstruction report, dated March 21, is available online at http://tech.mit.edu/V132/N26/kyaw.(full article here)
The article is pretty good, and worth a read. As a blogger you wish you could say something at the end of a post like this, something hopeful or uplifting but the sad truth is this was a senseless tragedy, and nothing will make it better. My best wishes go out to Kyaw’s family, and friends.
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