A Massachusetts couple out for an early evening ride on a motorcycle wound up in an accident recently. The car crash occurred on Route 10. Police placed blame on a teenage driver and cited her for the incident under a local ordinance.
Driving on the wrong side of a highway accounts for a significant number of accidents in Massachusetts and across the country. Typically, this type of car crash occurs at night or in the early morning hours, and alcohol or drugs often are contributing factors. That appears to have been the case in a recent wrong way auto accident that occurred in Seekonk.
Initial details were scarce regarding a recent Boston area car accident. Police were alerted to the car crash by a caller at just about 2:30 a.m. That individual reported hearing a loud noise on Humphrey Street in Marblehead and suspected that a motor vehicle accident had taken place. Massachusetts law enforcement and emergency crews responded to the scene and found three injured victims. The driver had apparently fled from the site of the collision.
Early news reports of a Massachusetts motor vehicle accident often leave us wondering exactly what happened. When a car accident results in serious injury, the first concern - understandably - is stabilizing any crash victims and transporting them for emergency medical care. When there are multiple vehicles and multiple victims, the scene sometimes appears akin to organized chaos.
A recent Massachusetts pedestrian accident appears to have been solved, thanks to witness statements and diligent police work. The car accident occurred in late February near an entrance to Dave and Buster's Restaurant in Braintree. Witnesses reported that a Ford SUV struck a woman from Rockland and then sped away from the crash site. The car fled the scene by speeding up and driving out a parking lot entrance, and also leaping over a curb.
When a pedestrian is struck down by a motor vehicle on a busy Massachusetts street, the scene often becomes quickly chaotic. The first concern, of course, is for the injured victim. A car accident involving a pedestrian typically happens so quickly that passersby may not even be aware it occurred until afterwards. The sketchy details from one recent crash are a case in point.
The metropolitan Boston area was the site of yet another pedestrian accident on our roadways recently. The pedestrian versus car accident occurred in Framingham on a Sunday night in January. The crash happened about 7:30 p.m. at a local intersection.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed that all manufacturers of automobiles and light trucks sold in the United States should be required to install "black boxes" into new vehicles. The boxes, which are similar to those used on airplanes, are data recorders that theoretically could help prevent car accidents -- or at least help accident investigators reconstruct what happened.
Most of us in Massachusetts love to ride a bicycle. For many people, it is a lifelong activity. Unfortunately, bike riding on public roads comes with certain risks that we do not often think about. This was recently illustrated with tragic consequences when an elderly man out for an afternoon bike ride in Westfield ended up the victim of a car accident.
An advanced life support ambulance was needed to transport an injured motorcyclist to Massachusetts General Hospital from an accident scene in Melrose one recent morning. The Sunday morning crash happened at approximately 8:15 a.m. as the cyclist was sitting on his bike and waiting for a red traffic light to change. A sedan was stopped behind him. A dreadful car accident ensued.