Family of deceased biker sues truck company, driver

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The family of Christopher Weigl, who died when his bike collided with a truck, is suing the driver and his company..
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The family of deceased Boston University student and bicyclist Christopher Weigl is suing the company allowed the truck and driver on the road.

Weigl’s family has filed a lawsuit claiming that the company has a responsibility to train drivers to watch for cyclists in dense urban areas, the Boston Globe reports. 

“We hope that by bringing this suit, we can bring this dangerous practice by truck drivers under scrutiny,” Weigl’s family said in a statement, “so that trucking companies will train their drivers not to make unsafe turns in congested areas known to have heavy bicycle traffic.

According to the complaint and the family’s statement, the truck driver was trying to make a right turn from the left lane of Commonwealth Avenue onto St. Paul Street in Allston when the truck collided with Weigl, who was riding in a bike lane, the Globe reports.

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