Every year, tens of thousands of high school students visit the campuses of colleges and universities they are interested in attending. Full of hope and excitement, perhaps the last thing on their minds is becoming involved in a truck accident or other commercial vehicle crash. One recent bus accident in Boston quickly turned a campus visit into a nightmare for more than three dozen students after a recent trip to visit Harvard University.
Massachusetts State Police are hard at work trying to piece together exactly what happened in a recent accident in Webster. The fatal truck accident occurred on Interstate 395. Details of the collision are scarce, though authorities have characterized it as a hit and run.
All Massachusetts motorists have a duty to maintain their vehicles in a safe operating condition. Indeed, vehicles must pass periodic state inspections. This is particularly important for commercial vehicles because the consequences of a truck accident on our roadways are potentially devastating. One family from Cambridge has been dealing with the after-effects of a fatal crash that occurred on Cape Cod over six years ago.
When a motor vehicle accident causes damage, injury or death, those responsible may face not only criminal charges, but civil liability as well. A recent accident in Gloucester, Massachusetts underscores some of the differences between these two legal concepts. The truck accident involved a collision between a United Parcel Service vehicle and a motorcycle. As a result of the crash, the biker was killed.
A recent study has drawn some interesting conclusions about the relationship between obese truckers and motor vehicle accidents. A truck accident involving a collision between a big rig and a smaller vehicle rarely ends well for any occupants of another vehicle. The study participants included almost 750 truckers who all worked for the same national trucking line. The workers participated in interviews concerning their health, and the results were compared to the accident reports of the employees while driving for the firm. One of the study's startling conclusions was that obese truckers were approximately 50 percent more likely to have an accident than other truckers.
A PT cruiser was not built to compete with a tractor-trailer. Not surprisingly, a recent truck accident on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Auburn sent the two occupants of a PT Cruiser to the hospital. Both were said to have received life threatening injuries, though there was no further information immediately available on either the extent of their injuries or their updated medical conditions.
Several people were injured in Massachusetts when a tractor-trailer collided with a car that was waiting in traffic for children to board a school bus on the morning of April 23. The crash occurred on Route 28 in Middleboro. Massachusetts State police reported that six ambulances were called to the scene of the truck accident to assist with the multiple injuries caused by the collision. At least two people sustained serious injuries.