The HopNews posted an obituary for Nancy Ann Bronder, who died on Aug. 7 as a result of injuries sustained in a bicycle collision with an automobile.
The crash occurred just before 6 p.m. on July 19 on Ash Street in Hopkinton, MA. Emergency services responded to multiple reports of a cyclist unconscious in the roadway.
A resident of Ash Street, Nate Oram, reported on seeing the post-crash scene in a letter to that same local website. "Ash street is a narrow, 'SCENIC' road, yet vehicles regularly travel at speeds of up to 50 MPH," wrote Oram, who urged for measures to be taken to calm the car traffic.
No citations have been issued or arrests made.
Bronder, 54, is the seventh bicyclist to die on a Massachusetts roadway in 2017. Born in New Jersey, she had lived in Hopkinton for much of her life. A graduate of the Bancroft School, she was awarded the Physics Prize at her graduation from Dartmouth College in 1987. A doing graduate work at the University of Wisconsin, she received a masters in Education from Antioch University New England. Bronder taught middle school math in several states for more than 20 years. She and her husband, Phillip Major, had two children.
MassBike has requested more information on the crash from both the Hopkinton Police and the Middlesex District Attorney. There has been no response of this writing.
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