Bicyclist Killed in Collision with Tractor-Trailer in Porter Square

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A bicyclist was killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer in Porter Square around 8 a.m. Wednesday, Cambridge police say.

The truck’s driver remained at the scene and cooperated with police, while passersby told the Globe they spotted the man’s body covered with a sheet. Cambridge police have not released any additional information on the bicyclist.

Police closed several streets near Porter Square, including Mass. Ave, while law enforcement officials conduct their investigation.

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Wednesday’s crash was the latest in a string of dangerous collisions involving cyclists. A bicyclist was killed in August when he collided with an outbound Fitchburg Line train while crossing a portion of tracks that cross Park Street near Prospect Hill in Somerville. In July, a dump truck struck a cyclist on the Cambridge end of the Mass. Ave. Bridge, just two months after a Coors Light truck hit a cyclist a few blocks away.

Source URL: https://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/2016/10/05/bicyclist-killed-porter-square/