A Massachusetts woman is dead after a FedEx freight truck struck her as she was riding her bicycle in New Bedford, according to sources. The fatal truck accident occurred on March 21 in the New Bedford Industrial Park complex. Dartmouth Police responded to the scene on Barnett Boulevard after a call about Cynthia Pacheco, 58, being hit by a truck.
According to police the reports, driver Mark Sims, 38, claims he was making a left turn before striking the cyclist. Responders rushed Pacheo to the Rhode Island Hospital, where she died from her injuries.
The truck accident remains under investigation, according to Officer Peter Canuel. The Massachusetts State Police Truck Team leads the investigation. The experts will be able to determine what factors lead up to this accident, whether it was equipment failure or driver error. It is important to determine what exactly causes these accidents and how they can be prevented in the future. The victim’s family is entitled to damages if it is determined that the truck driver or his employer were negligent.
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