Bicyclist killed in Wellesley hit and run
WELLESLEY, Mass. (WHDH) – Police are searching for the driver who struck and killed a bicyclist in Wellesley Friday afternoon.
The bicyclist, said to be in his 40s from Wellesley, was struck on Weston Road just before 2 p.m. The victim was pronounced deceased at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.
Police said the driver who struck the victim took off.
“The motor vehicle was travelling northbound on Weston Road, as was the cyclist. The cyclist was wearing a safety helmet while operating his bicycle and the vehicle was last seen headed northbound on Weston Road,” a police officer said.
“It could have been the bicyclist’s fault or it could have been the motorist’s fault. It’s a tough intersection,” one man said.
Investigators told 7News they are speaking with several witnesses. Wellesley police, state troopers, along with the district attorney’s office were at the scene Friday.
“If someone operating the vehicle thinks that they may have struck the person and caused this accident I urge them to contact the Wellesley Police Department,” the officer said.
The roads surrounding the scene of the fatal hit and run were roped off Friday evening.
Investigators have not released details about the type of vehicle that may have struck the victim, but say it probably has visible front-end damage.
Police urge anyone with information to contact the Wellesley Police Department.