A visiting scientist from Japan has been killed while riding her bicycle in Boston. Police say that the rider, who has been working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was struck at the intersection of Beacon Street and Charlesgate West at about 3:30 pm Sunday.
The cyclist has been identified by MIT as 36-year-old Kanako Miura, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Police describe her death as a hit-and-run and are looking for a garbage truck that may have been involved.
As the use of bicycles on roadways grows, concerns have increased regarding the safety of riders and drivers, and the ability of existing roadways to handle the increased volume. If you or a family member have suffered significant personal injuries as the result of a bicycle or car accident and would like to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney at Swartz & Swartz, P.C., please contact us. You can call us at (617) 742-1900, or if you are outside the Boston area, call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732. We are here to answer your questions and discuss how to protect your legal rights.