A car accident on Main Street in West Springfield, Massachusetts on November 23, 2020, that left one person dead and four people seriously injured has its residents once again concerned about how a major roadway within its small city has been used as a speedway for years.
A horrific fatal crash that occurred in Brockton, Massachusetts last November was described by eyewitnesses as surreal or as part of a movie set. The three-vehicle accident involved a black Acura driven by a 30-year-old male from New Bedford who was seen by witnesses around 3:15 p.m. as proceeding at speeds estimated at 90 mph at Belmont and Pearl Street. Eyewitnesses said that he sped through a traffic light some 4-seconds or so after it had turned red before striking two vehicles. One of the impacted vehicles was a Hyundai SUV driven by a female who was found trapped and unconscious inside her car.
In a recent early morning car accident in Milton, Massachusetts, one person suffered fatal injuries when a motorist traveling north in the southbound lane of I-93 near Exit 3 collided with another vehicle traveling southbound. There were few details about the crash other than that one of the occupants in the involved vehicles was ejected, and another was trapped inside the car. There was no indication of what led the culpable driver to be on the opposite side of the highway.
Prosecutors Feared Massachusetts Man Accused of Killing 7 Motorcyclists In NH Crash Would Flee to Ukraine if Released Before Trial
A New Hampshire court recently denied bond to a 24-year old West Springfield, Massachusetts man accused of running down and killing 7 motorcyclists on Route 2 in Randolph, New Hampshire on June 21, 2019. The man, Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, is reportedly a citizen of Ukraine. Prosecutors had argued that he presented a clear danger to the public given his documented drug use, and constituted an extreme flight risk in that he was likely to return to his country of origin, Ukraine, where he still has family. Zhukovskyy’s status is that of a permanent U.S. resident but he remains a Ukrainian national and is not a citizen. Accordingly, immigration officials were poised to deport him once criminal proceedings were concluded. It was not clear if Zhukovskyy would first have to serve out his sentence, if convicted, before being subject to deportation.