BOSTON (AP) — Police in Boston say a 32-year-old woman is dead after succumbing to injuries she suffered when a car hit her in the city’s Dorchester neighborhood.

The crash occurred early yesterday at the corner of River and Washington streets.

Police say officers responding to a call for a car accident saw the pedestrian who had been hit by a vehicle.

The woman was taken to Carney Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Physicians pronounced her dead at the hospital.

Authorities did not immediately release the name of the victim.

NH motorcyclist dies in traffic crash

HUDSON, N.H. — Manchester police say a motorcyclist has died after his bike and a car collided at a street intersection in the New Hampshire city.

Police say the man was eastbound yesterday afternoon on Goffstown Road when his bike collided with the car at Montgomery Street.

Police say both the motorcyclist and his female passenger were seriously injured and taken to a hospital, where he died. It wasn’t known if the two were wearing helmets.

Police say the driver of the car, 58-year-old Mary Johnson, and her passenger, 50-year-old Robert Uhmel, were not injured. Both are from Manchester.

Hobby Lobby boycott rally held in Mass.

SEEKONK, Mass. — Protesters from southern New England have rallied outside Hobby Lobby Inc. store in Seekonk to protest a U.S. Supreme Court decision that organizers say reduces access to reproductive health services and birth control.

The court’s June 30 ruling found that some businesses can, because of their religious beliefs, choose not to comply with the federal health care law’s requirement that contraception coverage be provided to workers at no extra charge. Hobby Lobby’s challenge triggered the decision.

Chefs join effort to ban inhumane caging

BOSTON — Chefs at several Massachusetts restaurants are asking state lawmakers to prevent farm animals from being locked in cages that are so restrictive they are unable to turn around.

Twelve chefs and restaurant owners signed a letter to House and Senate members on behalf of the Massachusetts Coalition for Humane Farms. It urged support for legislation to prohibit pork and veal producers from confining pigs and calves raised for veal in small crates.

The chefs also called for a ban on restrictive cages for egg-laying hens.

Program tells teen drivers about trucks

NASHUA — State Police are educating young drivers about the challenges of truck driving in an effort to reduce crashes.

In a program called “Teens & Trucks,” troopers talk to teens about topics such as the additional stopping distance needed for a truck, staying out of a truck’s blind spots known as the “No Zone,” safe lane changes around trucks, and the fact that trucks make wide turns because of their size.

Drivers age 16 to 24 are invited to see a demonstration on Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Driving Solutions LLC in Nashua. Students will be able to sit in a commercial vehicle and see things from the driver’s perspective.

Police say in New Hampshire nearly 80 percent of fatal crashes involving commercial motor vehicles are the fault of a passenger vehicle driver.

With funding from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, New Hampshire State Police started a program in 2012 to present an educational module to driver education classes throughout the state about the differences between large trucks and buses, compared to passenger vehicles operating on the roads.

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