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Massachusetts bicycle accidents: Teen boy killed in crash

Authorities are still investigating an accident that has left a teenage boy dead. Bicycle accidents in Massachusetts are a rare occurrence, however, the impact is still dangerous and deadly. This is true with this case in which a 13-year-old boy was riding on his bike when he was struck and killed by a teen motorist. There have been no citations reported in this matter.Authorities responded to the scene after receiving a call that a boy was injured. Upon a preliminary investigation, authorities indicate that the teen boy was riding on his bike in the late afternoon when a 16-year-old female driver reportedly struck him. A Bystander attempted to save the boys life by administering CPR until emergency crews arrived. The boy died from his injuries and was later declared dead at the hospital. Law enforcement has not filed any charges against the teen driver. Details of how the accident unfolded have not been released and it is still under investigation. An accident reconstruction may be conducted.Fatal bicycle accidents can be a traumatic experience for surviving family members. As with this case, the deceased teen boy leaves behind a family that is likely seeking legal recourse for his death. Depending on the outcome of this investigation, the teen driver may have to face civil litigation in a Massachusetts courtroom. The family of the teen boy retains the right to file a wrongful death claim against the teen driver to seek reimbursement of medical expenses incurred at the hospital, funeral expenses and other financial burdens associated with the tragedy. Source:, Teenage bicyclist identified in fatal Hopkinton crash, No author, Sept. 18, 2013

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