Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Dumping Thornberg

It's a tragedy:

"No charges filed in June crash that killed cyclist in Lincoln" by Steve Annear Globe Staff  May 09, 2017

Authorities have completed their investigation into the death of a 61-year-old bicyclist who was killed last June in a crash in Lincoln.

Lincoln police said Tuesday that Eugene Thornberg, of Wayland, died after he fell in front of the back tires of a dump truck stopped on Concord Road. He was run over when the vehicle began to move with traffic, police said.

Police said no criminal charges will be filed or citations issued against the driver, who remained at the scene of the crash.

Investigators said Thornberg passed traffic to the right and then briefly went onto the soft dirt shoulder. The loose dirt, coupled with the “deceleration of going off the road,” caused Thornberg to lose control of his bicycle, police said. At that point, he fell and landed in front of the truck’s dual rear tires.

“At the same time, the driver of the truck began to move with the flow of traffic, unaware the cyclist had fallen under the tires,” according to police.

I can't imagine the terror he must have felt.

Thornberg was pronounced dead at the scene.

The nearly yearlong investigation was handled by the office of Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan and state and Lincoln police. It relied on interviews with several witnesses and a reconstruction of the collision.

A “ghost bike” memorial service was held Sept. 10 for Thornberg.

Another cyclist, Mark Himelfarb, was struck and killed by a motor vehicle on Virginia Road in Lincoln last year, two months after Thornberg died....



"‘Everybody’s shocked by what happened,’ uncle of man charged in fatal hit-and-run crash says" by Andy Rosen and Jacob Geanous Globe Staff and Globe Correspondent  May 10, 2017

Malone Kidanemariam was in a panic after he hit a bicyclist in the Back Bay, so he kept driving, eventually pulling his damaged rental car into the Boston Common Garage, according to court documents.

Kidanemariam did not come forward until more than a week after the crash.

Rick Archer, 29, had been riding with another bicyclist, authorities said. Friends have said the well-liked bike courier was returning to his apartment in South Boston after attending a midnight showing of “Point Break,” at Brookline’s Coolidge Corner Theatre....

Was there any nudity in that?