Man run down in Dorchester; police seek occupants of car that now has broken side mirror

Boston Police report a man crossing the street at Talbot Avenue and Wescott Street around 1:25 a.m. today was struck by a black or blue Mazda that sped away.

The victim, 20, was transported to Boston Medical Center, where he died.

Police say the car, which now likely has a broken passenger-side mirror and possibly additional damage to the right front fender, had multiple occupants.

Anybody with information can contact homicide detectives at 617-343-4470 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

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      Just remember, folks...

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      Michael Kineavy says we need equal enforcement for "bikes" and "cars" (good thing cars haven't developed sentience outside of driving themselves, right?)

      How many people have been killed by bicyclists this year? None.

      How many bicyclists have been killed? At least 1.

      How many pedestrians have been struck and killed by cars? Several.

      But hey, let's run out and waste the police's time ticketing cyclists for running red lights, instead of having the police enforce traffic laws on people driving the 2-ton vehicles traveling 2-3 times the speed. And let's make sure to license and register those pesky bicyclists, because that's worked so well for drivers!

      ... and let's all remember

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      ... and let's all remember that enforcement of one set of laws and regulations is necessarily to the exclusion of other laws and regulations. Because, hey, hyperbole is great.

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