Is anybody clear on the basics of the fatal crash this week?
We know, because he's told both the TAB and the Globe, that 81-year-old Detlev Vagts, in his car, hit 54-year-old Marcia Kearney, on her scooter, killing Kearney. But what transpired is murky.
In the TAB, Dan Atkinson reports:
[Vagts] said he was traveling west on Ward Street and Kearney was making a left turn in front of him onto Grant Avenue.
The Grant and Ward intersection is a T; only westbound traffic on Ward can turn left. So, Kearney must have been ahead of Vagts, traveling in the same direction.
The Globe's account:
Vagts was driving on Ward Street past Grant Avenue when he said Kearney’s helmet and body appeared suddenly in front of the car.
‘‘It was too late to stop; she was making a turn from my right to the left,’’ Vagts said. ‘‘It was really shocking to see her lying there.’’
Was he in the process of passing her? Was she riding on the far right and then slowed suddenly to turn?