Elderly Male Struck by Bicyclist on Massachusetts Avenue

On Friday, November 13, 2009, at approximately 5:04pm, Boston Police Officers, assigned out of Area D-4 (Back Bay), were called to the area of 186 Massachusetts Avenue for a report of a man down.

Upon arrival, Officers learned the 84 year-old, male victim was attempting to cross the street when he was struck by a bicyclist. Witnesses informed officers that motor vehicle traffic was stopped due to gridlock when the elderly male stepped off the curb and attempted to cross the street. They went on to state that he was immediately struck by a bicyclist traveling on Massachusetts Avenue towards the City of Cambridge. The elderly male fell to the ground and struck his head. The victim received head injuries including a large laceration.

Boston EMS arrived, treated and transported the victim to Boston Medical Center where he is listed in stable condition at this time. No charges have been brought against the bicyclist at this time.