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Boston police vehicle strikes bicyclist, 63, on New Chardon Street

A Boston police vehicle struck a 63-year-old bicyclist Tuesday morning on New Chardon Street. Police received a call at 8:36 that a male bicyclist had been involved in a motor vehicle accident in downtown Boston. The victim was treated by Emergency Medical Services for injuries that were not considered life-threatening and was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, police said. The officer was taken to Tufts Medical Center for injuries not considered life-threatening, police said. The identities of the bicyclist and the officer were not released.

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