Dorchester man charged for role in fatal crash on Talbot Avenue

Gregory McCoy, 27, of Dorchester, had bail set at $250,000 for his alleged role in the crash at Talbot and New England avenues last night that killed a teenage bicyclist, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Dorchester Municipal Court Judge Thomas Kaplanes agreed with prosecutors' request for the bail on charges of motor vehicle homicide, leaving the scene of a collision causing death, leaving the scene of a collision causing serious bodily injury, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. At the request of Henning, Judge set bail at $250,000.

According to the DA's office:

[McCoy was driving a friend’s white Cadillac on Norwell Street last night when he struck a silver BMW driven by a 33-year-old Dorchester man. Both cars then careened through the Talbot Street intersection, where the 18-year-old victim was struck and suffered fatal injuries.

The driver of the BMW suffered injuries that were serious but not life-threatening. He was transported to Boston Medical Center.

McCoy allegedly continued driving the Cadillac onto New England Avenue until it came to rest with the right rear wheel and axle completely disengaged from the vehicle. The owner and passenger of the vehicle suffered an injury to his leg and was transported to Boston Medical Center. McCoy allegedly fled on foot, leaving a blood trail from the scene to his neighborhood.

Boston Police arrested McCoy at his Wentworth Street residence early this morning.

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Wcvb says...

... the alleged hit and run driver has a "lengthy criminal record".

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Countdown

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To when someone who hates cyclists wonders aloud if the kid was following the rules of the road.

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I'll make two guesses

Based on historic neighborhood behaviors:
The driver probably had something illegal in the car so took off.
The bicyclist probably didn't have a working headlight.

* At arraignment, reportedly the driver was not licensed to drive.

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You are such an idiot. What

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You are such an idiot. What the hell does a "working headlight" have to do with this accident. Headlight or not he still would have gotten hit. You're probably one those annoying cyclists that think their cars.

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Riding a bike means not having a car driving license

That's the only scenario under which what you just said could possibly make any sense.

With the exception of people not yet old enough to be licensed, 90+% of the entire population is licensed, and cyclists are a subset of that population.

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The driver of the car hit survived

and that was a direct hit, unlike the secondary impact suffered by the cyclist. Oh, then there is common sense and physics, which seem to escape you and your upvoters.

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Since the deceased bicycle rider...

... was killed when one car ran into another, and the two involved cars then spun into him -- what do bicycle lights have to do with anything?

Go away. You are not only boring, but offensive.

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Some days I regret...

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Some days I regret sharing part of my handle with Markk02474. Hope no one ever confuses us.

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Frightening and Sad

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I know that intersection well as it's on a route I use to cycle north and south through Dorchester to avoid the Dorchester Avenue Obstacle Course/Parking Lot/Raceway. It's another notorious Boston intersection that turns into a major arterial and traffic conduit during rush hours. As an older, cautious cyclist, when I read about such fatalities, my impulse is to look for the thing I wouldn't have done to reassure myself that I wouldn't have been as vulnerable. My pace is moderate, I scan the road ahead, I'm not chatting away into a mouthpiece or listening to music as I peddle, or zooming and hot-dogging like a messenger in a YouTube video. I even stop for red lights. But all the caution in the world is no protection from poorly designed streets, inadequate infrastructure, and careless, selfish people behind the wheel enabled by a flawed criminal justice system. Everyday, I see people speeding down residential streets, turning without using their signals, blocking intersections or double parking on bike lanes. Stand at a corner on a major street, and watch the cars go by; more than half of the drivers will be on the phone. We are all so preoccupied. We are all in such a hurry. My condolences to the dead boy's family and I hope that BMW driver gets well soon. Such a tragedy. Please everybody remember to share the road.

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