Somerville Cyclist Fatally Injured on Broadway
72-year-old Somerville resident succumbed to injuries after August 12 collision
SOMERVILLE – On Friday, August 12, a 72-year-old Somerville man was fatally injured in a collision while cycling near 1055 Broadway just outside of Teele Square. Somerville Police officers responded to the report of the crash at 11:20 a.m. The operator of the vehicle involved remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation. The cyclist was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
The Office of the Middlesex District Attorney, which has jurisdiction over the incident, and the Somerville Police Department (SPD) are investigating this incident. Somerville Police have notified the next of kin.
“We are sorry to inform the community of this tragic crash. The exact circumstances of how and why this collision occurred remain under investigation, and our condolences remain with the family and friends of the victim,” said Somerville Police Chief Charles J. Femino.
Mayor Katjana Ballantyne shared the following statement:
“I want to communicate my sympathy and sorrow to the family and friends who lost their loved one in this tragic crash. No words can ease your pain, but please know our community grieves with you, and we will not allow this loss to pass without action,” said Mayor Katjana Ballantyne. “Somerville has lost one of its own who should still be with us. I ask that our community join in grieving this heartbreaking loss and in pausing to reflect on what we can do together to accelerate change and keep our residents, workers, and visitors safe.”
“It is unfortunate for the community that we have to report this accident. The exact circumstances of how and why this accident occurred remain under investigation and our condolences remain with the family and friends of the victim,” said Police Chief Charles Femino.
This remains an open and active investigation being conducted by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and Somerville Police. A reconstruction of the crash will be conducted by Somerville Police as part of investigation. No charges have been filed at this time.