A Boston pedestrian was killed on Friday afternoon near his home in the Back Bay. Police say the 84-year-old man stepped out into traffic to cross the street when he was hit by a 22-year-old bicyclist from Randolph.
The bicyclist was traveling northbound on Massachusetts Avenue when he collided with the pedestrian, who fell to the ground and hit his head. The pedestrian died later that night at Boston Medical Center.
According to a Boston police spokesman, the bicyclist stayed at the scene of the pedestrian accident and will probably not be charged because the pedestrian had stepped into traffic. There was no crosswalk.