Bicyclist in Boston injured in crash with dump truck near Symphony Hall

                A bicyclist was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon with serious injuries after a crash with a dump truck in Boston.The crash happened at the intersection of Massachusetts and Huntington avenues near Symphony Hall.Boston police said that cyclist is suffering from life-threatening injuries, and the driver of the truck is cooperating with the investigation.  “My heart just goes out to him.  I hope he really does OK,” one witness said.A witness said the two were traveling side by side but then the truck took a left.  “Not looking.  The truck, not looking,” another witness said.  The bicyclist's name and age have not been released.” “You’ve got to use your right-hand mirror, I guess.  And the bicyclist has got to realize the truck is going around them, that is like a bus,” witness Burgess Nichols said.  The truck involved in the crash stayed at the scene.  Police have not said if the driver will be charged.  Cycling advocates hope more drivers pay closer attention.  “People need to be vigilant, to make sure you use your signal before you turn, well before you turn.  If you're taking a right where there's a bike lane, just assume there's a bike there and check three, four, five, six times and make sure you're not going to turn into someone,” said cyclist Ari Ofsevit. 
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                <strong class="dateline">BOSTON —</strong>                                          <p>A bicyclist was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon with serious injuries after a crash with a dump truck in Boston.

The crash happened at the intersection of Massachusetts and Huntington avenues near Symphony Hall.

Boston police said that cyclist is suffering from life-threatening injuries, and the driver of the truck is cooperating with the investigation.

“My heart just goes out to him. I hope he really does OK,” one witness said.

A witness said the two were traveling side by side but then the truck took a left.

“Not looking. The truck, not looking,” another witness said.

The bicyclist’s name and age have not been released.

“You’ve got to use your right-hand mirror, I guess. And the bicyclist has got to realize the truck is going around them, that is like a bus,” witness Burgess Nichols said.

The truck involved in the crash stayed at the scene. Police have not said if the driver will be charged.

Cycling advocates hope more drivers pay closer attention.

“People need to be vigilant, to make sure you use your signal before you turn, well before you turn. If you’re taking a right where there’s a bike lane, just assume there’s a bike there and check three, four, five, six times and make sure you’re not going to turn into someone,” said cyclist Ari Ofsevit.

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