0.5 min readBy Published On: May 2nd, 2017Categories: News4 Comments on Southie resident Rick Archer passes away after bike accident.

Our thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of 29 year-old Rick Archer who lived in South Boston.  Early Sunday morning, Rick was hit by a car while riding his bike on Comm. Ave in the  Back Bay. The car took off speeding after making contact with the bike.  Rick died due to injuries suffered from the accident.

Boston Police are looking for a a silver four-door sedan that may have grill damage. Anyone with information are asked to call the BPD.   BPD are currently investigating a vehicle in the Boston Common Garage after a tip was received.  More to follow.


  1. mplo May 3, 2017 at 4:53 am - Reply

    Oh, geesh! I’m so sorry to read/hear about the passing of Rick Archer due to injuries due to being hit by a car while riding his bike on Comm. Ave, in the back bay. This hit-and-run accident that also caused the death of the person who was hit was cowardly and vicious, and inexcusable behavior by the driver of the car that caused the accident and subsequent death of Rick Archer. Here’s hoping that the guy driving the silver four-door sedan with possible grill damage is caught, tried for 2nd-degree murder, and for leaving the scene of an accident, and that the police catch him and throw him in the can for awhile.

  2. Richard Fries May 5, 2017 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Tragic story, indeed. One editorial note, the word “accident” is inaccurate. This was a preventable “crash.”

    • mplo May 7, 2017 at 8:45 pm - Reply

      Sorry about my inaccurate wording. You’re right–the word “accident” is not accurate. It was a crash that was preventable. Again, without having known Rick Archer personally, as I’m not a South Boston resident, I offer my condolences to his friends and loved ones.

  3. EM May 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    How does anyone know how this ‘incident’ happened? I’ve been looking and can’t find a description. I am an Uber and Lyft driver in Boston and frequently worry about bicyclists. Given the lack of regulations and the wide range of cycling behavior, I’m surprised more disasters do not occur.

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