Here’s another walking through Harvard Square story. On my way to work, a passerby said, “You just missed seeing that guy get hit by a bike!”
“Ouch!” I said.
“Yeah,” he replied.
The police were already on the scene and as far as I could tell no one was hurt. At least if the guy with the courier bag holding the bike was actually the bicyclist who got hit. His bike didn’t even look in bad shape. The car however was worse for wear as the entire windshield was shattered. Something for those anti-bicycle motorists who say things like “in a contest between a bike and a car the car always wins” to remember. Collisions can hurt people and damage vehicles, period. Hopefully everyone is okay after this accident, and well-insured.
Here are a couple of Bicycling in Boston links I’d planned to post before I’d witnessed the aftermath of this accident:
- Free bikes? Maybe if you live in Cambridge, MA. (Commute by Bike, 1/14/08) – a story about a bicycle borrowing program at the Cambridge Innovation Center (links to the Boston Globe 1/13/08 article Free bike rides? Yes, for a few by Christina Pazzanese).
- Pedaling through winter (Bike Commute Tips Blog, 1/14/08) – a story about cold weather bicycling in Boston (also links to a Boston Globe 1/13/08 article Pedaling through winter on a bicycle built for one by Ethan Gilsdorf).
Good stories for Boston bicycling on a bad day.