Bicycle activists are outraged that a grand jury failed to return an indictment against a truck driver who killed a bicyclist on Weston Road in Wellesley. The grand jury was presented with more than 50 pieces of evidence including video footage, witnesses testifying in support of the bicyclist’s riding, and a defendant who not only fled the scene, but also had an extensive history of driving infractions.
Bike accidents rarely lead to criminal actions. (Civil suits serve as the way to seek restitution.) It is plain to see that most drivers don’t understand the rules that say cars and trucks must yield to bike riders under the law. Those that don’t are seldom brought to justice by law enforcement. Note that cars and trucks yield to bicycles and bicycles, meanwhile, must yield to pedestrians.
Here are motorist responsibilities towards bike riders according to MassBike:
Increasingly, I am seeing more bicycle and motor vehicle accident cases. This is unfortunate as the injuries are often very severe. Yes, that is what I do, but I would rather the accident not happen at all,
The attorneys serve the entire state of Massachusetts in addition to affiliating with lawyers in other states to handle cases outside of Massachusetts.
Boston Attorneys Win Highest Injury Verdict in Massachusetts in 2011 & 2012.