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.
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.
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.
It is a sad and tragic fact that car accidents are the number one cause of death for individuals who are 19
years of age and under. However, there was some good news for our younger Massachusetts motorists
from a recently published study by ValuePenguin. The study analyzed data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) compiled from 2004 to 2018 using its Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). The findings indicated that Massachusetts was 49 th out of 50 states in the
percentage of auto fatality rates for children and teens per 100,000 people.
For years, motorists and truckers have had to contend with unreasonably dangerous conditions at the
junction of I-495 and the Massachusetts Turnpike in Hopkinton. One motorist who is familiar with the
area has named it “the Nexus of Hell.” Although changes typically come slowly, especially at the
government level, a $21 Million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation was recently
announced for the re-design and upgrading of this critical portion of the Massachusetts Turnpike. Some
construction has been ongoing and 25% of the project is expected to be undertaken shortly. The
completion date is scheduled for 2026.