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Auto accidents can be common in Massachusetts

Readers may not be surprised that there are many collisions on the roadways of Massachusetts each day. What they may not know is that sometimes those auto accidents involve cars that are travelling in the wrong direction on a roadway. That is what happened recently in North Adams that ended with injury to several victims.

According to a report, the driver of a vehicle was travelling in the opposite direction of traffic when he struck a car carrying five passengers. The crash also included additional vehicles, though the most of the damage happened to the car holding the five victims. Those in the car included at least two small children and a grandmother visiting from out of state.

Massachusetts car accidents can turn deadly

It is the time of year when the roads in Massachusetts are crowded with people out enjoying the summer. However, this increase in traffic can lead to an increase in car accidents. In some cases, these incidents can turn deadly.

That was the case recently in Sutton where a three-car accident took the life of a Massachusetts driver. According to local authorities, the driver of a pickup truck was travelling at a high rate of speed just prior to the incident. In fact, the pickup is alleged to have been speeding more than twenty miles an hour over the posted speed limit. Police spotted the driver and followed him for a short distance.

Massachusetts biker victim of fatal car accident

One person is dead and another seriously injured following a crash involving a motorcycle in West Bridgewater. Massachusetts police are in the process of conducting an investigation into the fatal car accident. For the moment, they have not filed charges against anyone involved. 

The accident report is not complete at this time, but it has been so far confirmed that the crash occurred around 8:40 p.m. the night of May 28 on Route 24. Apparently, a 46-year-old man was operating a motorcycle headed southbound on the route, when his vehicle struck a car. The force of the impact caused serious injury to the man and his 53-year-old female passenger. 

Massachusetts auto accidents: Pedestrian injured in Watertown

Police have yet to determine the cause of a car accident that nearly claimed the life of a pedestrian. Auto accidents involving pedestrians are disturbingly common as more and more vehicles crowd Massachusetts roadways. In this case, the victim was lucky to survive, and for the moment, no charges have been filed. 

The accident report places the time of the crash at approximately 8:30 a.m. the morning of May 29. The 50-year-old male pedestrian was crossing Watertown Street in Watertown when he was struck by an SUV. Police noted that traffic was fairly heavy at the time of the accident, but that they have not been able to determine if the driver was speeding. The victim's name has not been released at this time. 

Auto accidents: 1 dead, 2 seriously injured

One person is dead and another is clinging to life following a serious crash in Dartmouth, according to authorities. Massachusetts State Police typically support local law enforcement in investigating auto accidents, particularly when they occur on major state routes. So far, police have not indicated they intend to press charges against the driver involved in the single-vehicle crash, but their investigation into this matter is not yet complete. 

According to the accident report, shortly before 1:30 the afternoon of May 18, a vehicle traveling eastbound on Route 195 suddenly swerved right, across several lanes of eastbound traffic. The vehicle spun out when it entered the breakdown lane and was traveling backwards when it struck a tree. Police responded shortly thereafter. 

Auto accidents: driver charged in serious crash in Massachusetts

Four people are dead following a serious accident involving an SUV at an auto auction, according to Billerica authorities. It is unclear whether Massachusetts police have filed charges against the driver involved. However, it should be noted the driver was deemed responsible for seven other auto accidents in the last 30 years. 

According to the District Attorney, the May 3 crash involved an SUV that reportedly lurched out of control and smashed through a wall at an indoor auto trade show in Billerica on May 3. Nine people were injured in the mayhem, several of them seriously. Two individuals visiting from out of state were pronounced dead at the scene, and a further seven people were rushed to local hospitals. 

Wrongful death claim may be filed in Massachusetts case

A Boston man accused of killing a cyclist is being held on $25,000 bail, according to court records. The 25-year-old was charged after Massachusetts authorities detained him in the suspected hit-and-run death of a 29-year-old man in the early morning of April 30. The man since turned himself in and is now awaiting trial. Apart from the criminal charges, the family of the victim appear to have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court. 

According to the police investigation, around 3:30 a.m. a 29-year-old man was cycling with another individual when the driver reportedly struck him and drove off without stopping. The cyclist was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead of his injuries two days later. It appears the bicyclist accompanying him was unharmed in the accident. 

Car accidents: Man dead in Massachusetts

A 31-year-old man tragically lost his life after a serious crash in Cummington, according to local reports. Massachusetts State Police are typically charged with investigating car accidents that occur on state thoroughfares. So far, this investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed against either driver involved in the crash. 

The accident report confirms the man, whose name has not been released by police, was a passenger in a car traveling on Route 9 on the afternoon of April 24. It appears a vehicle headed the other direction, driven by a 27-year-old woman, crossed the center line into oncoming traffic. She struck the other vehicle head-on. Both she and her passenger, a female toddler, were rushed to local hospitals with serious injuries. 

Car accidents: 1 badly hurt in Massachusetts

Local and state police are still in the process of investigating a serious crash in Ashby. Massachusetts authorities tasked with investigating car accidents of this type have not yet filed charges against either driver involved in the two-vehicle incident. However, charges seem likely considering the crash caused considerable injuries to several people. 

According to the accident report, a 17-year-old boy was driving westbound with an 18-year-old in the passenger seat when the accident occurred. It appears a 30-year-old woman driving an SUV and headed southbound on Route 81 failed to stop at a stop sign and entered the intersection, T-boning the other car. The force of the impact caused the car to flip over onto its roof. 

Massachusetts pedestrian accident kills 3-year-old

A tragic accident has left police searching for the motor vehicle involved, according to local sources. Massachusetts police investigating the pedestrian accident are calling it a hit-and-run since the driver did not stop to render aid. The accident resulted in the death of a 3-year-old child in Milford. 

The accident report is incomplete at this time, but it has been confirmed that the child was attending an Easter party with his family on the afternoon of April 16. For reasons that have not yet been determined, the boy left the yard and wandered into the street, whereupon he was struck by a vehicle. Further details were not reported. The boy died of his injuries. The vehicle involved did not stop, and the driver fled the scene.

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