Pandemic Driving is Still Down But Will Insurers Grant More Relief in Massachusetts?

It is no secret to people who regularly commute to work or who have continued to do so despite the pandemic that has resulted in so many retail and other businesses being shut down, including here in Massachusetts, that traffic volume on our highways has been significantly reduced. A substantial number of employers have allowed and now encourage its employees to work remotely. So, given the decrease in traffic volume over the past year, have insurers given its policy holders a break in their premiums and, if so, will they continue to do so?

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Passenger Flown to Hospital After Being Ejected From Vehicle in Lynn Crash

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. 

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Toy Safety Group Releases Annual List of Top 10 Worst Toys

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. 

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Clean and Clear Snow Off Your Car Before Hitting the Road: Safety Tips and Law

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.

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Deadliest States for Drivers During Thanksgiving & Christmas Holiday

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?

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Woman Killed Man Arrested After High-Speed Crash in Brockton Off Route24

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.

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One Killed in Multi Crash Caused by Wrong Way Driver on I93 in Milton

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.

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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.

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