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Cambridge, Massachusetts Tractor-Trailer Crash Causes Bicyclist’s Death

Authorities have identified Phyo N. Kyaw as the victim of a Cambridge, Massachusetts truck accident that occurred Tuesday night on the corner of Vassar Street and Massachusetts Avenue.

The 23-year-old, who was originally from Myanmar, graduated from MIT last year. He was pronounced dead after he was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital.

According to Cambridge police, there have been 27 traffic crashes at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Vassar Street since the beginning of 2010. If there is a road condition or the intersection as poorly designed so that there really is a higher risk of a motor vehicle crash happening there, then Kyaw’s family may have grounds for a Cambridge personal injury lawsuit.

Meantime, state police are trying to determine whether charges should be filed in Kyaw’s death. If the trucker acted negligently in any way to cause the Cambridge bicycle accident, he/she could be held liable. If the truck driver was working for an employer at the time of the collision, then there also may be a case filed against that company.

After a Massachusetts semi-truck crash, it is not uncommon for the trucking company’s insurer to attempt to immediately negotiate a settlement with the victim. It is a good idea that you not reach any type of agreement until you’ve explored your legal options first. You also may not know the extent of your injuries until after you’ve had a doctor examine you.

MIT graduate is identified as victim in bicycle-truck collision, Boston.com, December 28, 2011
Cyclist killed in Cambridge accident ID’d, Boston Herald, December 29, 2011

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