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A recent Massachusetts motor vehicle accident resulted in horrifying injuries for at least one man. The crash occurred shortly after 6 a.m. on a Monday morning in the southbound lanes of Interstate 495. Police described the motor vehicle accident as an accordion collision, which is said to occur when one vehicle rear ends another and sends that vehicle into yet another vehicle.

Preliminary reports suggest that this crash was initiated by a tractor trailer truck. That vehicle inexplicably rear ended a van. In the course of doing so, a male occupant of the van was thrown from that vehicle. The tractor trailer ran over the man’s lower legs. Emergency personnel used inflatable airbags to lift the massive vehicle off the legs of the victim.

The injured man was said to be conscious during the entire ordeal. However, he was seriously injured and transported to a local hospital. In all, five people were sent to two nearby hospitals. While one victim was treated and released, there was no further word on the updated medical condition of the others, including the man whose legs had been pinned by the truck.

In the immediate aftermath of a fatal car accident, it is often difficult to understand exactly what occurred. The first concern is for the rescue and care of any victims. When necessary, transporting victims to a hospital or medical facility is the top priority. While law enforcement personnel may also be at work trying to deconstruct the collision to determine who did what and when, the primary focus initially is on preventing a crash that has already occurred from becoming a fatal accident. Despite their best efforts, emergency personnel are not always able to do so.

A recent Cape Cod car accident has claimed the life of an elderly man. The collision occurred just after 1:30 p.m. on a Saturday afternoon toward the end of the first week in October. The 86-year-old man who lost his life was a passenger in a car that collided with a pickup truck. Details of the collision itself were not disclosed, and police are no doubt investigating.

As a result of the crash, the car ended up tilted onto its side with both occupants trapped inside. Emergency personnel worked to free the pair, and both victims were transported to Cape Cod Hospital. The man passed away at the hospital, while the woman was said to be in stable condition. The relationship between the two car occupants was not disclosed, though they shared the same last name. There was no indication that the driver of the pickup truck suffered any injury.

A Massachusetts State Trooper had a close call recently when he was the victim of a motor vehicle accident on I-95 southbound in Canton. The 27-year-old officer was assigned to construction zone detail near Exit 11 when he was the victim of a car accident. He was said to be sitting in his cruiser when he was rear ended by another vehicle.

It was reported that the early morning crash happened when a pickup driver fell asleep at the wheel. There were two passengers in the pickup along with the 35-year-old driver. While the passengers were not injured, the driver was said to have some type of arm injury. The Trooper did not fare as well. He suffered neck and back injuries and was taken to Boston Medical Center, though he has reportedly since been released.

Normally, when an individual is injured on the job, workers’ compensation benefits apply. Though police are excluded from the Massachusetts workers’ compensation system, state law requires that they receive full pay while recovering from a work related injury. Fortunately for the injured officer, he has other potential remedies available to him.

A horrific Massachusetts car accident has resulted in the death of a 38-year-old man and critical injuries to the 4-year-old daughter of his girlfriend. The fatal car accident occurred in Whitman at around 2 p.m. on a recent Sunday. The man was crossing the street, along with the young girl on her pink bicycle, when tragedy struck. He was thrown about 10 feet from the crash, and the bicycle ended up underneath the front portion of the pickup truck which struck them.

Details of the crash were sparse, though a throng of neighbors rushed out of their houses when they heard the collision. One noted that it sounded like a rear-end collision but does not recall hearing the screeching of brakes. The male victim was said to have rushed to save the girl and thus received the majority of the impact from the vehicle. The girl apparently awakened during the ambulance trip to the hospital and was crying for her mother. She was subsequently reported in stable condition at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Neighbors noted that the roadway was dangerous. Other accidents have apparently occurred at the same location, though this was said to be different because it involved two pedestrians. Few details of the crash itself were disclosed, and it is unclear what caused the pickup to strike the pair. The driver is a 46-year-old Attleboro resident.

A Massachusetts family beset by tragedy 4 years ago is confronting it once again. A 13-year-old bicycle riding boy who suffers from autism was struck in a motor vehicle accident near Cape Cod. The boy was seriously injured in Fall River and airlifted to Tufts University Hospital in Boston following the collision. Though the specific nature of his injuries was not detailed, it was subsequently reported that his condition was listed as fair at the University’s Floating Hospital for Children.

The crash occurred when a small truck owned by a landscaping company turned onto a local roadway from another street. The truck was towing landscaping equipment, and the crash was said to have happened opposite a local housing complex. The bicycle ended up underneath the right front portion of the truck.

Authorities are investigating. Although several equipment violations were issued to the driver and landscaping company, no citations have as yet been issued concerning the motor vehicle accident itself. The 29-year-old truck driver is a local resident as well. Both the Massachusetts State Police Accident Reconstruction Unit and the Foxboro police were investigating the incident.

While there may be more physically damaging accidents, a hit-and-run accident is one of the most emotionally draining types of car accidents possible. Not knowing who hit you can wreak havoc on your mind, and when there is no one to stand accountable for the crash, there is no closure available in the form of justice through the Massachusetts legal process. The situation is even worse if there are seriously injuries as a result of the car accident

A 19-year-old mother, pregnant with another child, was pushing her almost 2-year-old daughter in a stroller in Springfield. They were walking across the street during the evening when a vehicle struck her and the stroller and subsequently fled the scene. Reportedly, a second car drove over the mother, likely unable to respond fast enough to the first impact from the other vehicle. The 23-year-old driver of the second car stopped at the scene and will not face any criminal charges, according to authorities.

The young mother was killed in the crash; her daughter is hospitalized in intensive care due to injuries sustained during the accident. A 35-year-old man believed to be the driver who struck the woman and child is now under arrest and is facing a number of charges. The charges include leaving the scene of an accident, motor vehicle homicide and leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in a fatality.

A deadly crash occurred on a recent Sunday morning just before 4 a.m. on Route 24. The Massachusetts State Police, along with its Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section (CARS), are working to piece together exactly what happened in this tragic incident. Two people were killed in the car accident, and at least three others appear to have been injured in the four-vehicle collision. The accident took place in Plymouth County near Cape Cod.

Preliminary reports say that a 19-year-old woman was traveling in the wrong direction, headed south in the northbound lanes of Route 24 in West Bridgewater. Her Toyota Corolla struck a pickup truck head-on and may have been hit by another vehicle after that first collision. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The pickup driver, a 44-year-old man, was trapped in his vehicle as it burst into flames. He was also declared dead at the scene. His passenger, a 42-year-old woman who shared his last name, was able to escape the wreck. She was said to have suffered injuries that were initially described as minor. The drivers of two additional vehicles were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital, one with non-life threatening injuries and the other for evaluation of potentially minor injuries.

A landmark Massachusetts case was recently decided in Haverhill. It stemmed from a fatal car accident that happened in 2001. A Haverhill teenager, who was 17 at the time of the collision, was accused of texting while driving and thereby causing a head-on crash that took the life of a 55-year-old man and seriously injured the man’s girlfriend. Guilty verdicts were returned for criminal charges of motor vehicle homicide and negligent operation of a motor vehicle causing serious injury while texting.

The judge presiding over the criminal proceedings sentenced the teen to two and a half years on the homicide conviction and two years on the negligent operation verdict. However, the judge directed that the now-convicted felon serve one year in the Essex House of Correction and suspended the remainder of the prison sentences. He also ordered that the youth’s license to operate a motor vehicle be suspended for 15 years. Court officers took the teen into custody after the sentence was rendered.

The judge noted that every sentence consists of four basic principles. One is to punish the individual convicted, while a second is to consider due regard for public safety. A third is to seek rehabilitation of the person found guilty, and a fourth is to deter similar criminal acts among the public at large. It was the last principle that the judge chose to emphasize, noting that all of us must be focused on the road while operating a motor vehicle, a duty which is not met by those motorists who insist on texting while driving.

life snuffed out in a car accident should never happen, regardless of the victim’s age. But one Cape Cod fatal weekend crash that occurred at about 2:20 p.m. on May 26 in Dennis seems like a particularly wrongful death because of the promise of a beautiful life that was cut tragically short.

A 22-year-old college graduate who had landed a prestigious first job and had just graduated the week before was killed when the car in which she was riding in on Route 6 lost control, struck a guardrail and overturned at least twice before short-circuiting her dreams and the dreams of her family.

Preliminary reports did not identify exactly what went wrong, though speed was not initially thought to have played a significant role in the fatal crash. The car was driven by a man — also 22 — who was subsequently said to be in stable condition at a Cape Cod hospital. He has since been released and no further word on his condition was immediately made available.

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