Another cyclist was killed in Cambridge on Wednesday morning. The driver of the eighteen wheeled truck smashed into him, killing him and dragging his bike underneath the truck.
A truck driver killed Lexington resident Bernard Lavins on a street not designed for enormous trucks.
Wednesday night, Reverend Laura Everett held a talk and grief session at Bourbon Cafe in Porter Square. While she biked home, the car driver in front of her was distracted from the road by playing Pokemon Go.
As I biked home from open space for grief following the cyclist crash, the person driving in front of me was playing Pokemon-Go. #VisionZero
— Laura Everett (@RevEverett) October 6, 2016
Catching Pikachu was more important than the human lives around his car.
The nation lost 35,092 people in traffic crashes in 2015, ending a 5-decade trend of declining fatalities with a 7.2% increase in deaths from 2014. Cars are becoming safer, but drivers are being more negligent in their driving.
- Bicyclist killed in Porter Square identified as 60-year-old Lexington man
- Traffic fatalities up sharply in 2015