Truck-bicycle collision in Amherst kills Newton resident

Another fatal turnng truck-bicycle collision, in Amherst, Massachusetts. The bicyclist, Livingston Pangburn, age 22, was a former student of my wife, who teaches math at Newton (Massachusetts) North High School.

This was a left cross collision. The cyclist was going downhill and the truck, uphill. I don’t know details of this particular crash, but here’s a link to a video which gives a good object lesson in avoiding left crosses: don’t overtake on the right into a gap in traffic from concealment.

>Ana gets hit from >Rick Langlois on Vimeo.

And here’s an article with an embedded video, about how to avoid the left cross.

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