Widely-known neighbor dies after Arlington pedestrian accident

Massachusetts civil courts don’t award damages for losses felt by a community when a person dies suddenly in a crash. If courts did consider widespread losses, we might have a better idea of the true impact of each person’s personal contributions to lives of neighbors, friends, co-workers, employers and local organizations. People in a community just north of Boston were familiar with the good deeds of an elderly man, which included playing music for customers of a pharmacy and the local library. Even at the age of 91, the man continued to shovel snow and make his daily trek with Continue Reading

Life-saving tradition: Massachusetts holiday police patrols

Massachusetts traditions around major American holidays include get-togethers with family and friends, large meals, presents and, quite often, stepped up police patrols. That’s because traffic increases proportionately on Boston roads, depending upon the significance of a holiday. Traffic always includes a few negligent drivers, but the numbers soar when roads are busy with people focused on festivities. Alcohol is a part of many holiday celebrations. Even drivers, who are careful to monitor alcohol intake before driving during other times of year, may relax personal rules during holidays. The consequences can be disastrous for the drunk driver and for innocent accident Continue Reading

Woman ejected from vehicle in car accident

Busy metropolitan areas are almost synonymous with heavy traffic, and bumper-to-bumper conditions and aggressive drivers can make accidents more likely. While there can be contributing factors in an accident that are beyond either driver’s control, when the post-crash investigation finds one party at fault, the other victims may be able to file a civil suit. One woman was taken to a Boston hospital after she was ejected from her vehicle in a two-car accident. According to reports, the crash occurred on the evening of Oct. 11, when a Toyota Yaris and Chevrolet Silverado collided. The preliminary investigation revealed that the Continue Reading

Massachusetts accident under investigation, 5 injured

A two-vehicle accident in Massachusetts left five people injured and police trying to piece together what happened. According to reports, the car accident occurred on July 25 around 3:29 p.m. The crash happened close to the Tyngsboro Bridge at the intersection of Kendall Road and Middlesex Road. Both vehicles were seriously damaged in the accident, and five people were transported to local hospitals. One unidentified male was taken to Boston Medical Center by helicopter for treatment of life-threatening injuries. Four others had to be transported to Lowell General Hospital, but their conditions and injuries were not reported. According to reports, Continue Reading

Massachusetts man accused of hit-and-run

A 34-year-old Massachusetts man was being held awaiting a $10,000 bail as of July 10, after he allegedly crashed his car into a 15-year-old riding a motor scooter and then fled the scene. According to reports, the crash happened during the evening hours of July 9 at the intersection of Standish and Kingsdale streets in Dorchester. Witnesses reported that the teen had been attempting to make a turn when the red Infiniti the 34-year-old was allegedly driving hit the 15-year-old. Witnesses claim that the car then left the scene with a cracked windshield. According to police, officers saw the vehicle Continue Reading

3-car crash on Interstate 95 injures 5, kills 1

A Massachusetts crash has ended with five injured and one dead. According to police, the crash involved three cars and occurred on May 30 during rush hour traffic around 4:30 p.m. A Range Rover going north on Interstate 95 reportedly went into the median and then hit a Toyota Camry that was traveling in the southbound lanes. The Range Rover also hit a Ford Edge, according to reports. The Toyota Camry was hit head-on, and a 59-year-old who was in the car was killed at the scene of the accident. A 62-year-old man and a 28-year-old man who were in Continue Reading

Massachusetts trooper suspended from duty following car accident

A spokesperson for the Massachusetts State Police has announced the indefinite suspension from duty without pay of a trooper who was recently arrested following an alleged drunk driving car accident. The spokesperson said that the man’s suspension status will be reassessed depending on the results of his criminal proceedings. The trooper was arrested after he was involved in an off-duty car accident that caused serious injury to his passenger. Police say that the off-duty motor vehicle accident occurred just prior to 1 a.m. on a recent Saturday morning. A passenger who was riding with the trooper suffered critical injuries in Continue Reading

59-year-old driver killed in tragic car accident

A 59-year-old woman has been killed in an extremely tragic car crash in a neighboring state. The incident occurred on April 18 at approximately 3:30 p.m. According to troopers, a 21-year-old man who lost control of his vehicle caused the car accident. Unfortunately, accidents like these happen every day on Massachusetts roads. Troopers believe that the man was driving westbound in the direction of roadway intersection when he lost control of his car. Allegedly, he veered off the road into a field. Rather than stopping, though, his vehicle continued until it entered another road. Next, the young man’s automobile collided Continue Reading

Massachusetts state police remind drivers to stay right

Car accidents are common on Massachusetts’ busy highways, and they can happen in the blink of an eye. Oftentimes, accidents could have been avoided if negligent drivers had been following traffic laws. Speed limits, passing laws and other highway regulations are in effect in order to keep people safe, but they are often ignored. Some people aren’t even aware that they are violating a law until they cause an accident and find out the hard way after being ticketed and held liable in a personal injury lawsuit. One law that is often ignored or misunderstood by drivers is the state’s Continue Reading

7-car crash in Massachusetts injures 4, kills 1

A seven-vehicle accident that injured four people and killed a woman occurred in Norwood on New Year’s Day. The car accident happened on Interstate 95 shortly after 2 a.m. when the 23-year-old driver of an Audi hit a guardrail in the northbound lanes. The initial crash caused a chain reaction that involved six other vehicles and forced authorities to divert traffic until about 6 a.m. The driver of the Audi, which had spun to face oncoming traffic after the initial collision, suffered serious injuries and was transported to Boston Medical Center in critical condition. There was a 25-year-old passenger in Continue Reading

Elderly Massachusetts man dies in car crash

Commuters around Boston may have been affected by a deadly car crash that occurred near routes 5 and 10 during late December 2013. An 84-year-old man from Westfield died in the motor vehicle accident. The vehicles collided at the intersection of Elm Street and North King Street, at the Exit 21 off-ramp on I-91 in Northampton. Police are investigating the events that led to the accident. The driver’s side of the 84-year-old man’s vehicle was severely damaged after a pickup truck smashed into it. According to the deputy fire chief of Northampton, responders had to extract one of the drivers Continue Reading

2 women injured in burning car

Massachusetts police responded to reports of flames engulfing a car on I-495 the morning of Dec. 16, 2013. According to police, two women suffered non-life threatening injuries in the motor vehicle accident. An ambulance rushed both women to Milford Regional Medical Center for their injuries. The accident occurred at 11:20 a.m. Police determined that the accident occurred as a 1999 Land Rover headed south, crossed over the median at a high speed and crashed into a 2013 Lexus that was driving northbound. The 1999 Land Rover caught fire after the impact of the collision. The 22-year-old male driver of the Continue Reading

Driver in fatal car accident 4 times over legal limit

A 22-year-old’s license had already been suspended for a prior drunk driving arrest and his blood alcohol level was measured at 0.37, more than four times the legal limit in Massachusetts. According to authorities, however, that didn’t stop the man from getting behind the wheel and getting into a motor vehicle accident that killed a 25-year-old woman. After crashing a pickup truck into a tree, police said the man then fled the accident scene, leaving behind a vehicle with a bloodied deployed airbag. The man stands accused of operating under the influence and of leaving the scene of an accident Continue Reading

Massachusetts head-on collision kills 1

One person was killed and another injured in a head-on collision in Deerfield Nov. 4. The car accidenttook place at 520 River Road minutes after 3:00 p.m. According to investigators, the crash trapped both drivers inside their vehicles. One driver, an 83-year-old Montague woman, was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other, a 19-year-old male, was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The accident closed River Road for several hours so that crews could clear the scene. Several agencies are working together on the accident investigation, including the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Continue Reading

Distracted Massachusetts driver causes head-on collision

A head-on collision that resulted in two motorists being transported to a local hospital with serious injuries happened on Oct. 4. The car accident happened on Pleasant Street in the town of Pembroke. The crash occurred when a female motorist from the town of Kingston drove her Ford pickup truck across the median and crashed into a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. The pickup truck collided head on with a Jeep around 6 p.m.that was being driven by a female driver from the town of Halifax. The driver of the Ford truck told police that she took her eyes Continue Reading

Distracted Massachusetts driver causes head-on collision

A head-on collision that resulted in two motorists being transported to a local hospital with serious injuries happened on Oct. 4. The car accident happened on Pleasant Street in the town of Pembroke. The crash occurred when a female motorist from the town of Kingston drove her Ford pickup truck across the median and crashed into a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. The pickup truck collided head on with a Jeep around 6 p.m.that was being driven by a female driver from the town of Halifax. The driver of the Ford truck told police that she took her eyes Continue Reading

Massachusetts father of three killed in early morning car crash

A 40-year-old North Andover native and father of three children died in an early morning car crash on Interstate 93 North near the River Road exit. The man was pronounced dead at the scene after his 2005 Land Rover struck a 2009 Honda Fit, which had been involved in an earlier accident. A friend and former business associate said the man was headed to work at a family business when the accident occurred. According to state police, the driver of the Honda was ejected when the car struck a median guardrail. The car then rolled unattended back into traffic and Continue Reading

Two men hit in park by alleged drunk driver in SUV

Around 12:26 pm on Aug. 27, a 65-year-old Massachusetts woman driving an SUV struck and knocked down two men who were chatting as they stood on the grass near Winnekenni Basin. She was backing her 2011 Chevy Equinox out of a parking space when the accident occurred. When asked by bystanders if she was in diabetic shock, the woman allegedly replied by saying that she was just an alcoholic. According to bystanders, she allegedly stated that she was unaware that driving under the influence was against the law. The police officer at the scene noted finding three full bottles of Continue Reading

Driver charged with DUI by Massachusetts State Police

State police allege that a two-car accident was caused by a drunk driver. The accident took place at approximately 5:45 p.m., during rush hour, on the Massachusetts Turnpike in the eastbound lane close to the East Mountain Road underpass on Aug. 20. According to Massachusetts State Police, the motor vehicle accident caused traffic delays for around one hour and injured one person. The condition of the injured person is not known. The driver who allegedly caused the accident has been charged with OUI. When a person is injured in a car accident, his or her life may be permanently altered. Continue Reading

An early morning crash leaves two injured in Mass

A man from South Hamilton who was driving a 1995 Saab 9000 north on Main Street in Melrose struck a 2004 Acura MDX driven by a woman, forcing it into a Dunkin Donuts parking lot across the street. The crash happened around 2 a.m., so the business’ parking lot was almost empty. However, there were witnesses to the accident, and police received several reports from the residential building at 340 Main Street, in front of where the accident took place. The car accident occurred when the Melrose woman driving the Acura turned left onto Main Street from Lynde Street. Her Continue Reading

Auto homicide charge for Newburyport man

A 35-year-old man from Newburyport was indicted on numerous charges by state police after a vehicle collision that occurred in September 2012. The man was driving a Toyota Corolla south on Interstate 495 when he crossed a central median and flew through the air into an oncoming Toyota Camry. The driver of the other vehicle, a 32-year-old man, was later pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The motorist who caused the accident sustained severe injuries that required surgical intervention. State troopers involved in the investigation claim that the car accident was caused by negligence, although speed didn’t appear Continue Reading

Man injured in motor vehicle accident at pizza eatery

A driver has been cited in a crash that injured a patron inside Papa Gino’s pizza restaurant. The allegedly negligent driver is a 73-year-old Massachusetts resident who left the roadway following a rear-end collision with another auto. The driver reportedly attempted to hit the brakes in his Ford F-150, and a Brockton police sergeant followed up by stating that the driver appeared to have instead pressed the accelerator. The scene of the motor vehicle accident was the 600 block of Crescent Street in Brockton’s east side on a Saturday afternoon. No injuries were reported from the initial car accident. The Continue Reading

Woman admits to DUI after causing hit and run accident

A Massachusetts woman admits to being under the influence when she allegedly hit a vehicle and fled the scene. It is unknown if anyone was injured as a result of the car accident. According to the report, police conducted a traffic stop on the woman after being notified of an erratic driver that had been involved with a hit and run. When officers stopped her vehicle, they could allegedly smell alcohol coming from the car. The woman initially denied drinking and claimed that she had hit a utility pole and not another vehicle. During a vehicle search, however, officers found Continue Reading

Two truck collision leaves one driver trapped in vehicle

A two truck collision in Middleboro reportedly led to one man being trapped in his vehicle. The two trucks reportedly struck each other at the intersection of North and School streets. Police stated that the driver of the truck that was moving north apparently did not see the stop sign at the intersection and proceeded through, causing both trucks to collide. When emergency personnel responded to the car accident, they found that one man was trapped in his Ford F-350. The vehicle had turned over and was resting on its roof. According to the fire captain, emergency personnel extracted the Continue Reading

Massachusetts woman implicates herself via text message

A Massachusetts woman sent an incriminating text to a friend shortly before crashing her vehicle into another car, injuring two people. The woman sent a text to her friend about how drunk she was shortly before getting into her car to drive home. At approximately 3:30 a.m. she was traveling along a winding road in Attleboro. Another car was driving in the opposite direction. According to the two occupants of the other car, she was driving on the wrong side of the road. The driver tried to signal the woman by flashing her high beams. The woman allegedly drove straight Continue Reading