As the holiday season enters full swing, our Boston accident attorneys urge you to celebrate responsibly and help reduce the risk of the devastating consequences that are too often associated with drinking and driving during the holiday season. Nationwide, about one-third of all fatal accidents involve alcohol, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
In 2008, a total of 11,773 people were killed in accidents caused by drunk drivers — or one every 45 minutes. Alcohol was involved in 42 percent of all Massachusetts car accidents, accounting for 151 of 363 traffic fatalities.
In this case, a 24-year-old Ware motorist is facing charges of motor vehicle homicide; operating under the influence of alcohol with serious bodily injury; and negligent operation, and a marked lanes violation, according to police.
The head-on collision occurred at Boston Road and Three Rivers Rod. Six people were transported to the hospital, including the 27-year-old victim. Police say the defendant was driving a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee eastbound on Boston road when he collided with a 2002 Nissan Altima with five occupants.
If you are dealing with the tragic death of a loved one in a Massachusetts car accident, contact Boston Wrongful Death Attorney Jeffrey S. Glassman for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 877-617-5333.