Person suffers life-threatening injuries after being struck by vehicle in Dorchester

BOSTON — A person was struck by a vehicle in Dorchester on Friday morning.

According to Boston police, the crash happened in the area of 1200 Dorchester Avenue and Hancock Street.

Boston schools tell us that a school bus was traveling down Dorchester Avenue when someone opened their car door. At the same time a bicyclist was traveling on the right, the bicyclist was hit by the open door and then hit the school bus.

Police say this road will be closed until further notice and drivers should seek alternative routes.

The person hurt has life-threatening injuries, police said.

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, in a statement late Friday said, “Our hearts are with the victim and their family and loved ones following this tragic incident. This city must continue working urgently to ensure our streets are safe for all road users.”

According to city data, there have been 3 bike crashes this year at or near the area of 1200 Dorchester Avenue. Two of those crashes happened on July 6.

There have also been at least 5 reported crashes involving bikes in the area since 2016.

No further information is available.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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