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December 2012 Archives

Wrong-way driver causes crash, injures 4 in Gloucester

What would you do if you saw a pickup truck traveling toward you in your lane? Would you swerve to the right and go off the shoulder? Would you swerve to the left and go into the pickup truck's lane so you could pass each other? When you have only seconds to react -- what would you do?

Pedestrian accident injuries drive changes in Massachusetts

We have posted several blogs during the past year about pedestrian accidents. There were four in November, four posts in October and ten during the summer months. Pedestrian accidents are regular occurrences and they are often fatal.

Westminster car crash seriously injures daughter, kills mother

At about 4:00 in the afternoon on a school day, a mother and her 9-year-old daughter may be running errands. Perhaps the mother takes the daughter to dance class or soccer practice. Or maybe they run to the grocery store after school to get one last ingredient for dinner.

Shrewsbury car accident kills one woman

According to the weather almanac, Saturday December 8th in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, the high temperature was 44 degrees and the low point was 40 degrees. 0.32 inches of rain fell amid a five mile per hour wind. The moon was a waning crescent when the sun rose at 7:04 and set at 4:15. What do the weather conditions have to do with a car accident in Shrewsbury that killed a woman? Maybe nothing - but perhaps everything.

Injured this holiday? You are not alone.

It shouldn't come as a big surprise that accidents are more common during the holiday season -- everything from motor vehicle accidents to slip and fall accidents. Icy roads and sidewalks, drunk drivers, crowded shopping malls and grocery stores, and the inevitable feeling that you need to "rush, rush, rush" are just some of the things that contribute to holiday accidents.

Truck strikes and kills Boston University student on bicycle

The weight disparity between a tractor trailer truck and a bicyclist is enormous. Should an accident occur, the person on the bicycle is almost certain to suffer serious personal injuries. It was recently reported that there have been five fatal bicycle accidents in the Boston area, each of them caused by a truck, bus or trolley.

Slippery icy road in Walpole potential cause of serious injuries

Winter weather brings the potential for snow, sleet, freezing rain and other hazardous road conditions. Those of us in Massachusetts who drive in bad weather are accustomed to navigating a tailspin, although it always takes us one or two snowstorms before our snow driving skills return.

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