In sad news a man was killed on his bicycle this morning, the herald reports.
State police say a 63-year-old man riding his bicycle along Morrissey Boulevard has been struck and killed by a vehicle.
Authorities say the victim was on the outbound side of the road at about 12:30 a.m. Friday when he was struck by a pickup truck.
The bicyclist was thrown from his bicycle and suffered severe injuries and was declared dead at the scene.
The pickup trucks driver, a 47-year-old man, called 911 for assistance and stayed at the scene. He was eventually taken to Boston Medical Center with minor injuries.
No names were immediately released.
The crash remains under investigation and no charges have been filed.
A sad day. My thoughts go out to his friends and family. More info when I get it. As always feel free to post details in the comments.
The driver has been charged with drunk driving via DotNews:
Michael Ahern, 46, of Dorchester, is scheduled for arraignment today on charges he ran over and killed a man riding his bicycle down Morrissey Boulevard early Friday, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office reports.
Doan Bui, 63, was pronounced dead at the scene following the 12:30 a.m. crash near Malibu Beach.
According to DA Dan Conley’s office, Ahern was arrested at his Adams Corner home on Sunday after a State Police investigation. Ahern called 911 from the scene of the Morrissey Boulevard crash and remained there until police and EMTs arrived. Ahern was also transported to Boston Medical Center and released shortly thereafter.
Prosecutors will formally charge Ahern with motor vehicle homicide, operating under the influence of alcohol, operating to endanger and speeding.
Ahern is a well-known building contractor who — along with his wife— recently opened a new restaurant, The Sweet Life, in Lower Mills. Ahern has also been a key partner in another popular Lower Mills eatery, The Ledge.
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