A Man Who Fatally Struck and Dragged Victim Ordered Held Without Bail

Earlier this year, a road rage incident in Belmont, Massachusetts resulted in the death of a 35-year-old man who had been engaged in an argument with a 54-year-old man from Hudson in the area of Upland Road. Witnesses to the incident stated that they heard the Hudson man hurl racial epithets toward the victim who had apparently exited his car to confront the other driver. The victim was moving towards his own car when  the other party, who was in a Dodge Dakota, suddenly drove toward him and struck the victim with the driver side of the pickup truck, dragging him for a short distance before the driver fled the scene. Witnesses ran to the aid of the man lying on the ground who was taken to a hospital where he later died. 

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Mass Law makers Push for Lower Car Insurance Rates Due to Pandemic

Have any Massachusetts motorists had their auto insurance premiums reduced at all in the past year since the pandemic shuttered businesses and many commuters either lost their jobs or found themselves working at home? You may have received a refund for a month or two but since traffic volume over the past year has drastically reduced, and many businesses are finding that working remotely is saving them money, should auto insurers reduce their insurance rates?

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Child Fatality Four Year Old Tragically Dies in Falmouth Accident

Earlier this year, a 4-year-old Mashpee boy, and a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, was killed in an accident with a flat-bed truck on Route 151, according to Falmouth, Massachusetts police. The boy was a passenger in a sedan driven by a 28-year-old woman who suffered minor injuries. The boy was airlifted to a Boston hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. There were no reports on how the accident happened; only that it remained under investigation.

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Brockton Among Worst for Pedestrian Fatalities in Massachusetts

Residents of Brockton, Massachusetts have been aware of the dangers faced by pedestrians from motor vehicles in their city for a number of years without much response or action from city officials. Nationwide, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, pedestrian accidents and fatalities are on the increase. Between 2009 and 2018, the foundation reported a 55% increase in pedestrian fatalities from motor vehicle accidents. 

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Traffic Fatalities Hold Steady in 2020 Despite Lower Traffic Volume in Massachusetts

As expected from reduced traffic volumes in 2020 due to the pandemic that forced many Massachusetts businesses, especially bars, restaurants, hotels, salons, and gyms to close down or that forced others to work remotely from home, the number of traffic accidents fell dramatically from 2019 levels. However, the incidence of fatal car accidents did not experience a similar decline.

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Car Crash Drunken Hooligan Theory Still In Play as Officers Investigate Abandoned Car Crash

A recent car accident in Hyannis, Massachusetts involved 4-5 drunk males whose vehicle had been observed by a passing Uber driver to crash into a barricade. The Uber driver told police that he saw the vehicle impact the barricade before the males, whom he reported from observing their conduct to be visibly intoxicated, attempted to extricate the vehicle from the barricade. The car’s airbags were also deployed, which would make driving it very difficult even if it were operational. 

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Teenager Killed in a Violent East Boston Crash on Route 1A

In early March, an 18-year-old driver was killed when his vehicle struck a pole at a high rate of speed, splitting the vehicle in half. The incident occurred at the intersection of McClellan Highway and Addison Street in Boston, Massachusetts. Another vehicle allegedly involved in the incident crashed into a guardrail, but the driver escaped serious injuries. 

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DUI Crash in Massachusetts Woman Had Beer in Pick up and Cocaine in Wallet

A mid-March motorcycle accident in Haverhill, Massachusetts involving a pickup truck left the motorcycle rider in serious condition and the pickup driver charged with DUI, possession of a Class B drug (cocaine), and leaving the scene of an injury accident among other possible charges. Police reported that the pickup driver had refused a breath test, though officers noted the distinctive odor of alcohol on her breath and numerous open containers of beer and other alcohol in the truck.

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Rollover Crash Teen Killed and Several Hurt on I93

Unfortunately, people are killed every day in car accidents around the country, but those tragedies are compounded when those killed are teenagers who have yet to make their mark in the world. In early March, a 17-year-old was killed in a rollover accident on I-93 in Canton, Massachusetts when the driver of the Jeep Wrangler, also a 17-year-old, apparently tried to cross over several lanes of traffic to get to an exit. His vehicle struck a Toyota Corolla on the ramp that caused the Jeep to roll over, ejecting the decedent who was a rear-seat passenger. He later died of his injuries at Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton.

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