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Cyclist hit, killed in downtown crash

A 74-year-old man riding his bicycle was killed when a car struck him early yesterday morning.

A 74-year-old man riding his bicycle was killed when a car struck him early yesterday morning.

The unidentified man was pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center after the 8:10 a.m. crash at Arlington and Tremont streets, police said.

A white Honda Accord was stopped near the crash scene. It’s windshield was smashed and heavily damaged on the driver’s side.

Police said the crash was still being investigated and no charges against the driver were filed as of yesterday afternoon.

Reacting to news of the crash, Pete Stidman, director of the Boston Cyclists Union, urged city and state leaders to reduce the speed limits in Boston to help save lives. Speed limits in “American cities as a whole are set higher than the most bike-friendly cities in Europe, which fall around 20 mph,” he said.

 
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