In the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 19, a vehicle struck a pedestrian in Boston. It appears that the vehicle that hit him belongs to a retired Massachusetts police officer. Police believe he was behind the wheel of the gray Mercury Marquis when the car accident took place.
It is an unfortunate truth that nearly everyone on Massachusetts roads comes face-to-face with either being involved in or witnessing an accident at some point in time. Drivers can be cautious and follow all the rules of the road and still become embroiled in a car accident caused by another driver not doing the same. Thousands of people across the country each year suffer serious injuries or even die due to the negligence of another.
On Dec. 16, 1996, at approximately 11 a.m., an out-of-state woman took her last step -- until recently. It was on that date that she sustained a spinal cord injury in a construction accident. The woman fell nearly 20 feet, and like many spinal cord injury patients here in Massachusetts, she has been in and out of rehabilitation centers since that time. She even required surgery just to be able to sit upright on her own again.
Massachusetts State Police are searching for the driver of a vehicle that may have witnessed the events that led up to a tragic crash. An 18-year-old man died in an auto accident believed to be the result of two vehicles racing. The wreck occurred on Route 6 eastbound in a location where emergency responders say numerous accidents occur, but few of them are caused by racing.