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June 2012 Archives

Texting trolley accident results in $1.2 million jury verdict

A Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority trolley driver admitted to texting while driving, thereby causing an accident in which nearly 50 people were hospitalized with injuries. There were additional people injured who did not require hospitalization.

Fatal motorcycle accident in Foxborough allegedly caused by van

Motorcyclists understand that the most dangerous part of riding a motorcycle, are the car and truck drivers sharing the road with the bikers. A well-known bumper sticker reads: "Start seeing motorcycles," but there are still accidents caused by inattentive drivers.

NHTSA Proposes Requiring Brake Override Systems on New Cars

Spurred on by safety advocates, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently proposed regulations that would require automobile manufacturers to require brake override systems in all new vehicles.

Alleged drunk driving accident results in fatality

At 4:00 in the morning, the roads are relatively empty. Those traveling may be early morning delivery trucks, third shift workers and the occasional traveler. It is also a time that some late night drinkers head for home.

Wrong-way driver in Wareham involved in fatal car crash

Interstate 495 near Wareham, Massachusetts, is a divided freeway. There are few ways to end up driving on the interstate going the wrong way -- and yet that is what happened.

Bicyclist fatally injured in hit-and-run accident

A recent news report leaves more questions than it provides answers. Why would a bicyclist be on the road at 2:00 in the morning? Why would a car strike a bicyclist in an intersection with traffic control lights? How could someone fatally strike a bicyclist and then drive away?

Fatal boatyard accident blamed on truck brakes

According to a recent study, one of the 10 most dangerous jobs in the country is truck driving. The most dangerous job is fishing. Two of those professions intersected recently when a truck driver at a Quincy boatyard was killed in an accident.

Fatal Boston area accidents for 20-somethings on holiday weekend

Memorial Day reminds us of those who have fought and died for our country. Memorial Day will forever be linked to other deaths as well for the families of those who died in Boston area road accidents this year.

Trial begins for Haverhill teen accused of texting while driving

New studies have shown that texting while driving can be as dangerous as drunk driving. In Massachusetts, a law made texting while driving a criminal offense as of September 30, 2010, if it results in an injury.

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