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November 2012 Archives

35 people injured when two MBTA trolleys collide

Yesterday, 35 people were injured, including nine with possible head or neck injuries, when two MBTA Green Line trolleys collided around noon. According to reports, the collision occurred when a trolley leaving Park Street Station rear-ended another trolley that was standing still at the Boylston Station platform.

Are the MBTA Red Line platforms safe?

Public transportation in Boston should be safe transportation. When a bus is boarded, one should expect that the driver has not been drinking. When a train passes through an intersection, it should do so with the safety of the train passengers as well as motorists or pedestrians near the tracks.

Music festival leads to drunk driving crash, wrongful death suit

In some ways the New England Country Musical Festival is like many others. There are young people attending, many of whom are underage drinkers. Tailgating is an exceedingly common activity although the venue staff may patrol the area to curb excessive or illegal consumption.

East Hampstead pedestrian seriously injured when struck by car

Central Street in East Hampstead is a two-lane road without much of a shoulder, although the shoulder is clearly marked. If a person was walking on the shoulder, and a car was driving within its lane, there is no reason why an accident should occur. The aerial view shows that the neighborhood is primarily residential.

Elderly driver fatally strikes elderly pedestrian in Quincy

Quincy Avenue in Quincy, Massachusetts has two lanes going in either direction. There are sidewalks on either side of the road, but to cross the road there are widely spaced crosswalks at busy intersections.

Cause of fatal accident in Lawrence not yet determined

At 2:45 in the morning, the intersection of Saratoga and Park Streets in Lawrence would probably be fairly quiet. It is a primarily residential neighborhood, with a few small business establishments dotting the corners.

Hit-and-run driver seriously injures Boston pedestrian

Halloween in recent years has become an excuse for adults to dress up in costumes and hit the town. Zombie pub crawls are also popular events. This past Halloween the owner of an Allston tattoo shop was struck by an SUV and suffered serious injuries. The SUV driver did not stop.

Motorcycle passenger killed in Dartmouth crash

For those in the northeast, it may be nearing the end of motorcycling season. It is not as pleasant out and roads can be slippery with rain or ice at this time of year. A recent motorcycle accident illustrates that although other motorists frequently are the cause of motorcycle crashes, a single-motorcycle accident is also a frequent occurrence.

Accident reconstruction seeks cause of pedestrian accident

According to a bird's-eye view from Google maps, the intersection of Wilbur Avenue and Harvard Street in Swansea, is a T intersection where Harvard Street dead ends at Wilbur. There are run down sidewalks, faded crosswalk markings on Harvard Street and a moderate shoulder for the two lane roads.

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