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Four Dead and Six Injured in Five Overnight Car Accidents in Massachusetts

Car accidents in Massachusetts happen all too often, but we typically see a significant increase during weekends. One recent weekend evening produced five accidents that killed four and injured six, according to Boston.com.

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According to authorities, a 38-year-old man from Dedham is facing OUI charges and negligent operation of a motor vehicle after he lost control of his vehicle, hit a tree, flipped his car over in the Riverway at Brookline Avenue and killed the 26-year-old female passenger from Dorchester. The accident was so gruesome that authorities reportedly “had to extricate her remains from the wreckage,” according to a statement that was released by the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.

Our Boston car accident attorneys understand that everyone likes to let loose and relax over the weekend. Unfortunately, for many residents this means getting out and hitting the town. We typically see more frequent fatal accidents on our roadways during weekends than during the weekdays. Motorists are urged to be cautious when driving on our congested roadways during the weekend, but especially during these work-free nights.

A second accident happened when a 35-year-old man from Somerset decided to jump out of a moving car in Fall River on Route 79. Police have yet to determine why the man exited the vehicle. The man was located, transported to the hospital and later pronounced dead. Officers are still investigating to determine whether or not alcohol or drugs was involved.

A third accident happened in Revere when a 51-year-old was hit by an SUV. The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office reports that the driver of the SUV remained at the scene and charges have not been filed. The pedestrian was transported to Whidden Memorial Hospital and then over to Massachusetts General Hospital. He was later pronounced dead.

The fourth accident happened in Rehoboth when an accident took place on Route 195 near Exit 2. One man was killed and three were injured. State Police report that upon collision, the SUV involved flipped numerous times. The passenger vehicle was spun into a tree. Officers are still investigating that accident.

The last accident happened around 5:00 a.m. in Dorchester when a passenger vehicle flipped on Route 93. The 23-year-old driver was speeding, according to reports, when he slammed into another vehicle, collided with a Jersey barrier and flipped.

The young driver was transported to Boston Medical Center.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were nearly 350 traffic-related deaths in 2009 in Massachusetts. More than 30 percent of these fatalities were caused by a drunk driver. Nearly 200 of these fatalities from 2009 were experienced by occupants of a passenger vehicle, followed by motorcyclists.

As we approach the end of the year and holiday season, we have Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s to look forward to. Unfortunately, these holidays bring a significant increase in the number of accidents that our state sees. Motorists are asked to travel with a plan and to travel safely to help prevent a potentially fatal accident before we ring in the New Year.

If you or a family member has been injured in a Boston car accident, contact Boston Injury Attorney Jeffrey S. Glassman for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 877-617-5333.

Additional Resources:

Five overnight accidents leave four dead, six injured, by Miriam Valverde, Boston Globe
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