State Police report a crash around 8:15 a.m. on Monsignor O'Brien Highway at the Museum of Science between a dump truck and a pedestrian left the bicyclist dead.
BU Today reports he was Meng Jin, 24, of Shanghai, who arrived here in September for graduate studies in economics. He was living in Cambridge.
According to State Police:
Upon arrival, troopers found that a bicyclist had been struck by a 2016 Western Star truck, driven by a 50-year-old man from Leicester. The bicyclist, a 24-year-old Cambridge man, had life-threatening injuries. The bicyclist was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased, as a result of injuries sustained from the incident.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that the truck was stopped at the intersection of Museum Way and O'Brien Highway, waiting to take a right turn onto Museum Way from O’Brien Highway. The bicyclist was also stopped, on the right side of the truck, waiting to take the same turn. When both the truck and bicyclist began to make their right turn, the bicyclist was struck by a tire of the truck.
Photo of the scene.
CB reported shortly after the crash:
It's really bad, quick thinking nurses jumped in and began CPR appeared to have no helmet suffering from head trauma
She adds the crash happened as the driver was making a turn, and that the driver stayed on scene.