A recent crash in the 100 block of Broadway in Lynn, Massachusetts resulted in a passenger being partially ejected from her vehicle. The badly injured individual had to be fully extricated from the car by the jaws of life before being airlifted to a Boston hospital. There were three other persons who sustained serious injuries according to police reports. No other information on the crash was reported.
Toys are a major industry in America as they are around the world. They provide hours of entertainment for children of all ages, with some serving as educational tools as well by teaching youngsters how to read and spell, enhancing hand-eye coordination, and providing cognitive challenges. However, Massachusetts parents should be aware that certain toys are dangerous and pose substantial risks to a child’s health and safety. Accordingly, a Boston, Massachusetts based consumer safety group by the name of WATCH releases an annual list of what it considers the top 10 “worst toys.” WORST is an acronym for World Against Toys Causing Harm.
If one very cold Massachusetts morning after a snowfall, you decide to skip clearing the snow off your car or pickup truck’s roof or trunk before leaving for work, consider what happened to a New Hampshire small truck driver who neglected to clean off his vehicle. When the snow and ice from his box truck slid off and penetrated the windshield of the car behind him, causing severe eye injuries to the car’s motorist, the truck driver was charged with vehicular assault, reckless conduct, and negligence, not to mention a likely civil suit by the victim, the injured driver.
Just recently, the annual statistics on the worst states for drivers during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season were released by ValuePenguin, an online source for financial information including auto insurers, with Mississippi leading the way followed by South Dakota, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Alabama rounding out the worst 5. How can this information help us the rest of the year?
This past December in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, a 21-year-old Taunton woman was tragically killed on Route 24 when she had exited her vehicle to apparently inspect damage to her vehicle after her car had struck the median barrier minutes earlier.