Articles Tagged with Boston car accident

According to a recent news article from the New York Daily News, National Football League (NFL) running back Isaiah Pead just lost part of his leg in a serious car accident.  Pead had played three games for the Miami Dolphins this season before he was cut and released from the team.  While it had not been clear whether another team would pick him up in the future, it now appears certain that his NFL career is over as result of this serious car accident.

porscheAuthorities reported the 26-year-old Pead was driving his 2011 Cadillac when he lost control of the vehicle.  At that point, he crashed through a metal guardrail and drove off the side of the interstate highway on which he was traveling.  It is believed that he was driving at a high rate of speed at the time he lost control. Continue reading

A 31-year-old Massachusetts woman recently killed in a traffic accidnet was still reeling from the loss of her 40-year-old half-brother, according to a recent news report from the Boston Globe.  He died from an illness in September 2016.   She had just gotten a tattoo on her wrist with his name and astrological sign.

wrong-wayShe said that looking at the tattoo helped keep him alive.  This was two weeks before she herself died in a tragic Middleboro car accident. On that day, she reportedly got in her 2011 Infiniti and got on Interstate 495.  However, for reasons that are not fully known at this time, she entered via the off-ramp and began traveling in the wrong direction. Continue reading

According to a recent news article from the Boston Globe, a driver was killed in a single vehicle accident in Leominster, west of Boston.  Authorities have said the accident occurred on Interstate 190 in the southbound lanes.

caraccident3The vehicle involved was a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), and the driver of that vehicle, who was killed in the accident, has not been identified as of the time of this article.  The crash occurred around midnight, and the police are still investigating the cause of this fatal Leominster car accident. Continue reading

According to a recent news feature from Billboard, singer Taylor Swift has just donated $5,000 to a sophomore who was headed back to campus after spending the weekend at home with her family when she was involved in a fatal car accident involving a semi tractor trailer.  She was 18-years-old at the time of her death and had decided to major in elementary education.

truckforwardWhile the cause of the accident is still unknown and under investigation by the state police as of the time of this article, we do know that first responders attempted to stabilize her at the scene before rushing her to a local level-one trauma center.  Emergency surgeons treated her, but her injuries proved too severe and she was soon pronounced dead. Continue reading

There are few things worse that a family can experience than the loss of a child.  Unfortunately, according to a recent news article from WMUR 9 ABC, a 6-year-old boy was killed in a fatal car accident in Methuen, Massachusetts.   There were two vehicles involved in this deadly car crash.

highway1Authorities say the accident occurred around 7 a.m. near the Berkley Street intersection in Methuen.  Authorities also said this was not the first time they have worked a serious accident at this particular intersection, but most of the accidents there do not result in death. Continue reading

Most car accidents in Boston occur on public roads and will generally involve only the drivers and their respective insurance companies. parking

However, in cases where one or more of the drivers involved were on-the-job at the time of the crash, matters of compensation may become slightly more complicated. Those injured may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if they were the ones working. In some cases, employers may be vicariously liable for the bodily injury and property damage caused by the negligence of working employees, owing to the legal doctrine of respondeat superior, or “let the master answer.”

A recent appellate court case out of Indiana, the court was considering whether a company should be liable for injury caused when an employee in the company parking lot transporting his personal recycling in his own vehicle struck a private security contractor. A finding that the employee was acting in the course and scope of employment at the time of the incident would render the company liable to pay for the private security guard’s personal injuries resulting from the car accidentContinue reading

A 39-year-old woman was recently killed in a motor vehicle crash that occurred in Acton, Massachusetts, according to a recent news feature from the Acton Patch.  The crash occurred when the vehicle crashed into a telephone pole at what his estimated to be a high rate of speed.

caraccident6Authorities say victim was sitting in the passenger seat of the 2008 Saturn when it veered off the road and hit the utility pole.  The driver of the vehicle was her husband, and he was also seriously injured in what turned out to a fatal, single-vehicle car crash. Continue reading

According to a recent news report from the Boston Herald, pregnant woman was it by a car in a two-vehicle accident and is now in critical care at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).  This woman is 24-years-old.  While every accident is different, as the facts are never the same, this accident appears to be very far from an “accident” by any meaning of the word, based upon charges filed against alleged at-fault driver by local police and the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office.

Car crash--25-4-10-007Authorities have said the driver, who is the same age as the victim, was driving his vehicle when he crashed into the victim’s Jeep in a manner that is alleged to be intentional.  Police arrested alleged at-fault driver following the serious car accident and charged him with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon (ABDW).  In this case, the dangerous weapon is alleged to be his vehicle.  While we typically think of a dangerous weapon as gun or a knife, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, a dangerous weapon can be an item designed as a weapon, like a gun or knife, but it can also be any ordinary item, so long as it is being used as a weapon.  For example, if someone kicks a victim while wearing a shoe, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, that can be charged as assault with a dangerous weapon, with the weapon being a “shod foot.”  In this case, it is alleged that the car is the dangerous weapon, which his actually quite common. Continue reading

According to a recent news report from Mass Live, a defendant was arrested after he allegedly fled the scene of serious traffic accident in Holyoke, Mass. The accident from which he allegedly fled was a multiple-car accident with several personal injury victims.policeline

Authorities have said the driver was operating his motor vehicle when he lost control of the car for reasons unknown at this time, and headed towards an exit ramp from Interstate 91 in the wrong direction.  Once he reached the ramp, he crashed into a car that was headed down the ramp off the highway.   After allegedly hitting this first vehicle, he put the car in reverse to get away from the scene of this accident and supposedly crashed into another vehicle.  Continue reading

As we get closer to summer, we are likely to see more serious car accidents involving teen drivers.  With the warm weather and high school students out of school, and the amount of new drivers on the road, this annual spike in teen auto auto accidents has become an annual phenomenon known as the “Hundred Deadliest Days of Teen Driving.”teens

While we aren’t quite into the 100-day period that runs roughly from Memorial Day to Labor Day, there will likely be a gradual increase in the amount of teen driving accidents leading up to that point.  According to a recent news feature, a 17-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital following a serious single vehicle crash.  It is believed that her injuries are life-threatening.  Continue reading

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