Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run accident in Massachucets

An accident recently occurred in Massachusetts that resulted in a bicyclist’s death.

The accident happened on New Year’s Day. Early that morning, a 25-year-old man was riding a bicycle in Springfield. As the man was attempting to cross Boston Road, he was hit by a vehicle. According to authorities, the vehicle in question was a pickup truck. Purportedly, the truck kept going after the crash. The 25-year-old man was killed in this hit-and-run accident.

Authorities have accused a 38-year-old man of having been the driver of the pickup truck involved in the accident. Charges of speeding, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in personal injury and death have been brought against the man in relation to the crash. The man has denied the charges.

The investigation into the accident continues. One wonders what additional details about the crash will be uncovered in this investigation.

Losing a loved one in a bicycle accident can change a person’s life forever. The effects of such a loss can cross into several realms, including the financial. Funeral expenses and loss of income are a couple of the financial impacts such a loss can have.

Thus, the time following a fatal bicycle accident can be a time of anxiety and confusion for family members of the victim. A family member may have many questions, such as:

  • What caused the accident?
  • Who was responsible for the accident?
  • What should I do now?

Experienced personal injury attorneys can look into the details of a bicycle accident to try to help answer such questions.

Source:, “Springfield resident Adam Thurber, suspect in crash that killed bicyclist Derek Russell, held on $100,000 cash bail,” George Graham, Jan. 7, 2014