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Investigators: Cyclist cut off driver in deadly crash

April 2, 2018

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A long-time investigation into the death of a cyclist is coming to a close.

Sixty-year-old Bernard Lavins of Lexington was hit and killed in Oct. 2016 after he left a bike lane.

NBC 10 Boston reports state investigators determined that Lavins was at fault for leaving the bike lane and turning left far ahead of the crosswalk without signaling.

A tractor-trailer driver hit Lavins in the middle lane; a spot that Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan says was a blind spot.

Following this crash and one other, the city removed parking spaces to add bike lanes throughout Cambridge, a move businesses call “a disaster,” due to the lack of parking.

Advocates from the Boston Cyclist Union insist it was a move to make roads safer for bicyclists.

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