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'Didn't See It Coming': Cyclist Speaks After Crash in Boston

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    Cyclist Speaks Out After Being Hurt in JP Crash

    A bicyclist was hit by a car that fled the scene in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood.

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018)

    A bicyclist who collided with a car in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood was on her way to work Monday morning when the crash took place.

    "I really just didn't see it coming," the 20-year-old said in an exclusive interview.

    As she approached the rotary where the Arborway meets Centre street, she says she could hear the car approaching.

    "I could hear him, but by the time I was turning to look, I was hitting him," said the West Roxbury resident, who does not want to be identified.

    She was thrown from her bike and ended up on the street. She landed on her back, and her large backpack took the brunt of the impact.

    She had scrapes and bruises, but miraculously, she had no serious injuries.

    Massachusetts State Police want to talk to the driver of the red car that took off from the scene.

    "I think the way he was driving was pretty reckless," said the woman. "I don't really think there's a way where he could have been paying attention and not seen me. I think I was in a pretty obvious spot."

    She's disappointed the driver didn't pull over, but grateful to others who did stop to help, including the man whose dash cam recorded the incident.

    "He stopped and he helped me out and was directing traffic around me," said the woman.

    Kids at NM Compound Trained To Be Shooters: Prosecutors

    [NATL] Children at New Mexico Compound Trained To Be School Shooters: Prosecutors
    The suspected child abductor found last week with 11 children and four other adults at a squalid New Mexico compound had trained at least one of the minors to use an assault rifle in preparation for a school shooting, prosecutors said in court documents filed on Wednesday. 
     
    The children, who officials have said were between the ages of 1 and 15, were taken to the compound by some adults for the purpose of receiving weapons training for future acts of violence, the documents said.
    (Published Friday, Aug. 10, 2018)

    Investigators are not saying who may have been at fault for the accident, but they are looking for some solid tips to help track down the driver.

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