Articles Tagged with Boston car accident

In the Boston suburb of Brockton, a civil lawsuit over a school bus-teen car accident injury liability and damages is underway, with potentially millions of dollars on the line.teen driver car accident Boston

Four high school students piled into a car on their way to school. It was the morning of the junior prom. Nearly a mile from the school, the teen driver allegedly crossed the yellow line and slammed into a school bus. Her three passengers all suffered brain injuries. One was on life support for months, and has been rendered completely unable to care for herself.

The question is not only the amount of damages each teen and their parents suffered, but how much fault each defendant bears. Among the named defendants:

The clear majority of personal injuries in the Greater Boston area do not result in death. But when they do, a wrongful death action is often appropriate.  This is true whether we are talking about a slip-and-fall, or a car accident in which the crash was caused by the fault of another driver.

Boston car accidentsIt would be hard to put into words the tragedy the family and friends of a victim will experience following a fatal car crash, so we will focus on the legal implications involved. In a typical Boston car crash caused by an at-fault driver, the plaintiff will have various claims for damages. Continue reading

The police are there to serve and protect the citizens of Boston.  While there has been a lot of negative press about problems with some police officers across the nation, there are many good police officers who are trying to do the best they can to help the public.  This is especially important in cities such as Boston, which have felt the devastating effects of both terrorism and crime over the past several decades.

Boston car crashHowever, with so many police vehicles on the roads and streets of Boston, it is not a question of if, but rather when a police officer in an official vehicle will be involved in a motor vehicle crash.   Continue reading

In the clear majority of car accidents, a car will collide with another vehicle such as a car, truck, SUV, or motorcycle. In some accidents, a car will collide with a pedestrian, and these are often accidents that result in serious personal injury or death.  In other cases, a car will crash into a fixed object such as a sign post, tree, utility pole, or other similar item.  However, in some cases, a car will crash into a residential or commercial building, and these crashes can result in serious personal injury to persons and property.

Boston car acccidents According to a recent news report from CBS Boston, car crashed into the emergency room of a Newton hospital.  There were reportedly two elderly women in the car that crashed through the glass front of the emergency room.  Authorities say there was nobody near the windows at the time of the crash, so nobody inside the hospital emergency room was injured. Continue reading

According to CBS Local Boston, Falmouth High School hockey players held a memorial in honor of the two players who had been killed in a car accident. This was their first game back on the ice since the tragic event, and emotions where high on the ice and in the crowd.

crashOn that day, two hockey players for the Falmouth Clippers had just finished a Friday afternoon skate and were only a mile and half from the ice rink when they were involved in what turned out to a double fatal car accident.  Both of the victims were not only on the team, but were very close friends. Continue reading

Residents of one small suburban neighborhood were shocked by what they have described as a bizarre car crash, according to a recent report from KOMO News.  The crash occurred when one car crashed into a row of parked cars with enough force to essentially slide under one of the cars, wedging it into a vertical position such that the brake lights were facing the sky, before it toppled back over onto the car that allegedly caused the accident.

crashThe police were called to the scene, and after paramedics checked to make sure nobody was seriously injured as a result of this car accident, officers began conducting an investigation into the cause of this accident.  They did not find any evidence that alcohol or drugs were involved in the accident and believe that the driver of the car that crashed suffered some type of medical emergency at which point he or she lost control of the vehicle. Continue reading

New England winters can be especially harsh as compared to many other areas of the country. When it comes to driving in the ice and snow, things go from bad to worse in a matter of seconds.

ice-1552892-225x300According to a recent news report from WCVB 5 Boston, a pedestrian was killed when she was hit by a car in the middle of what will likely be only of one a series of terrible storms to hit our area this winter. Authorities have said the deadly Boston car accident occurred a few minutes before 6 p.m. in the Mission Hill neighborhood. Continue reading

One of the most dangerous things that can happen during in a car accident is a person being ejected from the vehicle. This can often result in serious personal injury or death.  According to a recent news article from The Patriot Ledger, one teen was severely injured after being ejected from a car in Quincy, just outside of Boston.

police lineAuthorities have said the crash involved two cars and occurred a few minutes before 3 p.m. One vehicle was being driven west when the driver left the appropriate lane of travel and crossed over the center median, facing opposing traffic head-on.  At this point, the sedan crashed into a Jeep.  There were two occupants in the sedan.  One of those in the sedan was a teen, who was ejected from the vehicle.  The teen was severely injured and rushed to Boston Medical Center for treatment.  His condition is unknown, but his injuries are believed to be life-threatening. Continue reading

According to a recent news article from CBS Local Boston, a pedestrian was crossing the street outside a bar in Brockton, Massachusetts at around 1:30 a.m. when he was struck by a vehicle. Following the crash, the driver reportedly fled the scene.

police lineWitnesses said when the car hit the 25-year-old Brockton man, he was thrown into the air.  He was with a group of friends at the nightclub, and the accident happened as the group was leaving the establishment. Continue reading

A Boston resident recently died in a car accident involving a semi tractor-trailer in Shrewsbury, according to a the Worcester Telegram.  This fatal crash allegedly involved a passenger car crashing into one tractor-trailer and then another that was parked at a local truck stop on Route 20.

truckforwardAuthorities have said the accident occurred just before 1 a.m. when the driver was heading westbound on Route 20 and crashed into a semi-tractor trailer, towing a vehicle owned by the United Parcel Service (UPS).  After hitting the UPS trailer, decedent’s 2007 Infiniti went into a spin.  The vehicle spun over and across the eastbound lanes and then into the parking lot of the adjacent truck stop, where it crashed into the parked trailer. Continue reading

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