It is always important for Massachusetts drivers to pay attention to the traffic and road conditions around them. A case could be made that it is even more important when the vehicle in front of a driver is a motorcycle. Because those riders are more exposed in a motor vehicle accident than those in enclosed passenger vehicles, their injuries are often more serious and even fatal.
Most Massachusetts drivers know that there are a lot of distractions on the road. Many parents would agree to multiply that if they are driving with children in the vehicle. Sadly, this may have all of the ingredients for a fatal car accident in the making.
Massachusetts State Police detectives and the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section (CARS) are investigating a crash that took place in Scituate recently between a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle in tandem with local authorities. It is too early to tell whether charges are going to be filed in connection with the motorcycle vs. auto accident. County prosecutors will make that determination once it is believed all of the pertinent information has been gathered.
Rush hour traffic on Interstate 95 south in Massachusetts was backed up for nearly 27 miles recently after an SUV collided with two other vehicles. At last report, police remained in the dark as to the cause of the deadly car accident. Once a cause is determined, the driver deemed to have been at fault could face criminal charges.
Massachusetts drivers need to exercise caution and pay attention on any road they driver, but two lane roads can require an extra amount of vigilance. In the blink of an eye, a driver who is distracted or somehow impaired could cross into oncoming traffic and cause a serious or fatal car accident. Police are not yet sure what caused a driver in a recent crash to veer across the centerline.
Drunk drivers across the country continue to take the lives of innocent people, despite the plethora of information and proof that driving under the influence is dangerous. Recently, a pedestrian in Massachusetts was struck and killed in what police believe was a drunk driving accident. Witnesses indicate the pedestrian was in the crosswalk when he was hit. Police later located the vehicle and driver believed to be responsible.
Nearly everyone knows that driving after drinking is dangerous to the driver, his or her passengers and everyone around the impaired driver. The Massachusetts State Police spend a good deal of time enforcing the drinking and driving laws by taking drivers they suspect to be impaired off the state roads. Therefore, it may come as a surprise to some that a state trooper was recently arrested in connection with a suspected drunk driving accident on Route 114.
Massachusetts authorities say that a breath test administered to a suspected drunk driver nearly six hours after a crash indicated the man's blood alcohol level was .09. The driver was subsequently charged in connection with the deadly drunk driving accident. He has since been released on bail.
In the early morning hours of Jan. 21, 2013, three women left a Massachusetts bar in a motor vehicle. During the trip, they were singing and dancing to the beat of the music in their seats. This was shortly before the driver lost control of the vehicle, resulting in a fatal car accident.
Many Massachusetts residents living in rehabilitation centers or nursing homes require medical procedures that must be performed at another location. Ambulance services often transport these patients back and forth for their treatments. On the morning of Jan. 21, an ambulance was transporting a dialysis patient back to the nursing center where she lived when it was involved in an ambulance vs. car accident.