Breaking news: BU student from Southborough dies in bicycle accident

by susan on December 6, 2012

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Above: Christopher Weigl of Southborough was killed while riding his bike in Boston this morning (photo via vimeo)

A Boston University graduate student from Southborough died this morning in an accident on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. Twenty-three year old Christopher Weigl was killed when his bicycle collided with a tractor-trailer as the vehicle was making a turn onto Saint Paul Street.


Late today, the bicyclist was identified as Christopher Weigl, a graduate student at BU”s College of Communication, where faculty and students spent today mourning the death of one of their own, a clarinet-playing Eagle Scout eager to tell human stories with his camera.

“He was a terrific young man who would have made a spectacular photojournalist,’’ said Mitchell Zuckoff, a Boston University professor who worked closely with Weigl, who was in the first semester of the BU graduate program in photojournalism.

Christopher Weigl was interviewed for a multimedia profile by fellow student Sarah Ganzhorn.
Zuckoff, a former Boston Globe reporter, said Weigl sent him a paper just last night. “He was incredibly well-liked. He had all the tools you would ever hope for when thinking about hiring a journalist,’’ Zuckoff said.

Please join me in keeping the Weigl family in your thoughts and prayers. A fellow BU student did a multimedia profile of Weigl for a class project. You can view it here.

1 Carol December 6, 2012 at 8:55 PM

My heart goes out to the family. Love to you all.

2 Mom of Two December 7, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Oh, this is so tragic. Thinking of Chris and his family.

3 Mrs. D December 7, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family . What a tragedy.

4 Holly Spicer December 8, 2012 at 9:30 AM

We will continue to pray for Christopher and his family along with the other Southboro families who have lost a child. They will not be forgotton.

Southboro mother of four

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