If you're in MA and you cycle, may want to know another cyclist has been killed, but a driver making an illegal right turn. In MA, it is illegal for vehicles to make a right turn in front a cyclists who is moving in the same direction. I crashed into a taxi a few weeks ago while in a bike lane, had a green light the taxi made a right turn in front of me. I suspect this occurs every day.
You may also be interested that this has happened twice before in the last few years in MA, each time an illegal right turn. In each occurance, the drivers weren't charged. The police in MA through their actions are telling drivers in MA they can kill cyclists without consequences. No jail time, not even fines. They won't even revoke the drivers' license.
Since reading news of this death I've read a few blogs about road safety. My favorite suggestion has been getting more drivers on the road cycling. The best way to improve safety may be to have cyclists experience what it's like when a driver cuts you off with an illegal right turn or passes you within 3 ft. If I could legislate, I would make it a requirement to get a drivers license. Would make it a law that all drivers would have had to taken bicycle safety course that involves riding on the road for a certain amount of time.