Teenager Killed in Moped, Truck Accident on Washington Street in Dedham, MA
Dedham, MA -- February 28, 2023, a teenager was killed after an accident where a dump truck hit his moped along Washington Street.
Investigators said that the collision occurred off the corner of Washington Street and West Roxbury at around 11:15 a.m. Their details say that a 17-year-old was on a moped when it somehow collided with a dump truck. Authorities did not specify who had the right-of-way at the time. Due to the collision, the teenager sustained fatal injuries. Right now, no further information is available.
My hope here is that authorities in charge of the investigations are like most I've met—thorough and dedicated to getting answers for the family. I have no reason to believe they won't be. I only say this because I've had the displeasure of working with many investigators that were quick to blame teenagers without actually looking at the evidence just because they believe all teens are reckless.
On top of that, I've seen people make assumptions when it came to non-standard vehicles, such as mopeds and motorcycles. Whatever happened here, bias shouldn't have any place in the story. The evidence needs to be able to speak for itself if this young man's grieving loved ones are going to get the answers they deserve.