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‘Didn't See It Coming': Cyclist Speaks After Crash in Jamaica Plain

A bicyclist who collided with a car in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood was on her way to work Monday morning when the crash took place.

"I really just didn't see it coming," the 20-year-old said in an exclusive interview.

As she approached the rotary where the Arborway meets Centre street, she says she could hear the car approaching.

"I could hear him, but by the time I was turning to look, I was hitting him," said the West Roxbury resident, who does not want to be identified.

She was thrown from her bike and ended up on the street. She landed on her back, and her large backpack took the brunt of the impact.

She had scrapes and bruises, but miraculously, she had no serious injuries.

Massachusetts State Police want to talk to the driver of the red car that took off from the scene.

"I think the way he was driving was pretty reckless," said the woman. "I don't really think there's a way where he could have been paying attention and not seen me. I think I was in a pretty obvious spot."

She's disappointed the driver didn't pull over, but grateful to others who did stop to help, including the man whose dash cam recorded the incident.

"He stopped and he helped me out and was directing traffic around me," said the woman.

Investigators are not saying who may have been at fault for the accident, but they are looking for some solid tips to help track down the driver.

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