Police Identify Man Killed In Allston

Written by Boston Biker on Nov 16

From The BPD Website:

The victim has been identified as 21 year old Chung-Wei Yang.

The facts and circumstances surrounding the accident are as follows:

On November 12, 2012 at 6:36pm officers from D-14 (Brighton) responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a bicyclist at Brighton Avenue and Harvard Avenues.

Upon arrival officers found a seriously injured male victim. EMS transported the 21 year old victim to Beth Israel Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Update: Preliminary investigation suggests an MBTA bus did come in contact with the victim. There is no indication that the driver or any of the passengers on the bus knew anyone was struck. At this time, no charges have been filed

The Boston Police Department is continuing to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Homicide Detectives (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those who wish to remain anonymous.

I am going to wait until more information comes out before I pass judgement, but I am very suspicious. I can only hope that these incidents of cyclists being killed by large vehicles leads to some serious change in the way things are done in this town. The killing must stop.


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4 Responses to “Police Identify Man Killed In Allston”

  1. By TurkeyWatch on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    Has anyone obtained the accident report from the BPD? If so, could you post it somewhere?

    FWIW, the police reports will cost you a few dollars but can answer a lot of the questions, especially in cases like this where there was a witness. It looks like Boston’s have to be picked up in person- http://www.cityofboston.gov/police/ServiceDesk/

  2. By Sean on Nov 16, 2012 | Reply

    I’m still waiting for some information, anything from Wellesley police regarding the fatal hit and run in August. It’s very disturbing when cyclists die and there is no followup.

  3. By Griim on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Why are we acting like this is a new trend in transportation news? This is going to keep happening until more stringent laws are created to make sure drivers are held accountable for their actions.

  4. By rks13 on Nov 29, 2012 | Reply

    Does anybody have any additional information about exactly what happened? I’ve been digging around and can’t find anything.

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