A bicyclist was killed after he tried to pass a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority bus and lost control of his bike, MBTA officials said Wednesday.
The victim, a 22-year-old man from Back Bay, was riding eastbound on Huntington Avenue near the South Huntington Avenue split around 6 p.m. when he tried to pass a Route 39 bus on the left, said MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo. The bicyclist lost control and fell under the moving bus, Pesaturo said.
The bicyclist was taken to Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The bus driver was identified as a 29-year-old man with about two years of experience driving for the T. He was taken to a local hospital to be treated for stress.
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