2 bicyclists hit, 1 killed by car in Taunton

2 bicyclists hit, 1 killed by car in Taunton


TAUNTON, Mass. (WPRI) — An investigation is underway after two bicyclists were hit by a car in Taunton Thursday afternoon, according to Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn.

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Donald MacManus, 76, of Seekonk, was riding his bike down North Walker Street with a 72-year-old Attleboro man when Quinn said both of them were hit by an oncoming car.

Quinn said MacManus was rushed to Morton Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The other bicyclist was brought to Rhode Island Hospital with significant trauma to his lower extremities, he added.

The driver of the car, a 62-year-old Mansfield man, stopped and is cooperating with the investigation, however, Quinn said he was cited for motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation.

Quinn noted that the driver’s identity has not been released since he has yet to be criminally charged, adding that he has a right to a probable cause hearing.