Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog
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According to a recent news feature from WCVB Boston, a man allegedly drove an SUV into a crowd of people who were attending an auto auction. This serious car crash occurred in Framingham in the greater Boston area.

Silver SUV

Silver SUV

Authorities say the 78-year-old man was behind the wheel of a BMW when the vehicle began to accelerate unexpectedly and hit several people and cars at the auction house. One witness said he heard a lot of noise and saw people running in every direction. He said there were a lot of banging and crashing sounds. First responders were immediately called to the scene of the accident. One person was very seriously injured and was taken by medevac helicopter to a level-one trauma center in Boston.   Continue reading

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Most people heard that Caitlyn Jenner, formally known as Bruce Jenner, prior to becoming Caitlyn, was involved in a deadly four-car accident. There has been a lot of speculation about whether she would be charged with negligent homicide in connection with this tragic accident, and the prosecutor’s office even said they were contemplating the possibility.

that-hurt-494062-mAccording to a recent report from Fox News via the CNN wire service, prosecutors will not be charging Caitlyn Jenner with any crimes in connection with the fatal car accident. Specifically, prosecutors said they completed a charge evaluation worksheet and determined there was not sufficient evidence to prove she was driving in a criminally negligent manner. As she was not suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the deadly car accident, there would be no basis to charge her with a felony, so the only charge would have been a misdemeanor vehicle manslaughter charge. Continue reading

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According to a recent article from Radar Online, Real Housewives of New York star Jill Zarin was sent to the hospital after being found unconscious in her car. According to witnesses, she was riding in her car with her publicist on her to way to a publicity event for her movie, Night of the Wild. The driver of the car allegedly slammed on his brakes and crashed into the wreckage of a three-car accident ahead of them on the road.

a-car-key-with-lock-2-879310-mAnother witness alleged that the car she was in was traveling around 30 mph, and Zarin was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident. While it is very common for people not to wear a seatbelt when riding in the rear of a vehicle, statistics do show that wearing a seatbelt in the rear of the vehicle significantly decreases a passenger’s chance of being injured in a serious car accident. Continue reading

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According to a recent news article from Fox News, doctors performed a first of its kind operation and were able to successfully reattach the head of a toddler who had actually been decapitated in a serious car accident.

457973__1The accident occurred in Australia while the family was driving their car, and there was serious collision between their car and another vehicle. The mother in the driver’s seat said she was saved by the airbags, but her toddler was not so lucky. She said his neck was broken, and he was airlifted to the hospital, where one of the most well known spinal surgeons learned that the child’s spinal cord had broken and separated from the child’s brain. Medically, this is considered a decapitation, though the skin and muscle tissue in the child’s neck was still intact. For this reason, doctors use the term internal decapitation to describe this type of injury. Continue reading

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Anyone who lives in Boston has probably seen the Duck Tours boats riding around the streets or in the Charles River. The duck boats used in Boston, and various other tourist destinations around that world, are mainly World War II surplus amphibious vehicles designated as DUKWs. These DUKWs, nicknamed Ducks, by service members, are six-axle modified trucks designed to run on land and in water as a boat complete with a rudder and propeller. The vehicles were used to carry troops over rivers and beaches during invasions in the European theater of operations.

duck-with-reflection-1400851Since the end of the war, the Marines and Army no longer needed these vehicles, and many were scrapped. However, some still survive, and many of these are used give tours around Boston and other cities. The ones in Boston are given names like “Haymarket Hannah” and have become a very popular tourist attraction. Continue reading

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Massachusetts State Police have released information that one woman died after a serious four-car accident in Mansfield, Massachusetts, according to a recent news article from NECN.

self-driving-google-car-2Authorities say the four-car crash occurred on Route 95 shortly after 3 a.m. Reports indicate a 27-year-old man from Revere, Massachusetts driving a BMW lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a Ford Explorer. Massachusetts State Police troopers are still conducting an investigation, along with the department’s accident reconstruction and investigation team, and they do not yet know why driver lost control of the BMW. After hitting the Ford Explorer, which rolled over and landed in the median, the BMW broke down completely and was hit by a Lexus. A 25-year-old man from Dorchester, Massachusetts, was operating the Lexus. Continue reading

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According to a recent news feature from Rolling Stone, rapper Fetty Wap is in the hospital after being injured in what is being described as a serious motorcycle accident.

232165_bikes_from_ace_cafe_london_4Witnesses say the famous rapper was riding his motorcycle in Patterson, New Jersey, the city where he is from, when he collided head-on with another vehicle. Paramedics were called to the scene, where they provided immediate medical attention to Fetty Wap before transporting him to a local level-one trauma center. Continue reading

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According to recent news feature from My Fox Boston, three people were badly injured in a car accident. Authorities say the accident occurred in Lowell during afternoon rush hour.

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Witnesses say an SUV was traveling west on Pawtucket Boulevard, and they believe it was speeding when it lost control and hit the curb. After the SUV hit the curb, it was deflected back into the lane of opposing traffic, and hit by another car being driven by a 24-year-old woman. The driver of the SUV was a 24-year-old man, and there was one passenger is his vehicle, according to police.   When first responders arrived at the scene, they saw tremendous wreckage. The SUV was hit so hard by the oncoming car that it ended up in the front yard of a house alongside the roadway. This particular section of road is well known for traffic accidents, and the owner of that house reported his home has been hit on numerous occasions. It has been hit four times by crashed cars in the past four years as well as numerous other occasions. He said there was another car on his lawn last month. Continue reading

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According to a recent news article from the Chelmsford Patch, a Boston man was struck and killed by a pickup truck while he is was in his wheelchair. The fatal pedestrian accident occurred on a recent Saturday afternoon.

mCoTPRcWitnesses to the tragic accident immediately called 911, and emergency personnel quickly arrived on scene. When first responders arrived at the site of the deadly Massachusetts traffic accident, they found the 72-year-old victim lying in the road with the driver of pickup truck that hit him. First responders knew they had to get to a level-one trauma center as soon as possible, so they called for a medevac helicopter. However, paramedics on scene were unable to stabilize victim to a point where he would be safe for travel in the helicopter, so the medevac transport was called off and returned to base without the patient. Continue reading

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According to a recent news article from the Boston Globe, one cyclist is unhappy with what he considers to be Boston’s lack of timely effort in making the streets safer for bicycle riders after a series of deadly accidents.

1367110_bike_route_signAfter reading a book about what is now being called tactical urbanism, this cyclist went to Home Depot and purchased orange road cones and baskets of mums flowers and used them to physically divide the painted bike lane from the vehicle lanes on Massachusetts Avenue near where it intersects with Beacon Street.   Continue reading