There are many activities in which people engage that they would never think would jeopardize their personal safety. For example, those who step outside for a moment for fresh air probably do not worry about their safety. Unfortunately, the family of one woman in Massachusetts is surely reeling from the news of their loved one's death in a fatal pedestrian accident when she stepped outside a bar for some air.
Accidents happen every day in Massachusetts. Some accidents are a result of someone's negligence, while others could be caused by circumstances beyond a person's control. Regardless of the cause of an accident, it is imperative that a person involved in an accident stop to render aid to any victims. However, police say that they are looking for the driver of a car involved in a fatal pedestrian accident who reportedly left the scene.
During the summer months, many people in Massachusetts want an opportunity to enjoy the warmer weather before the cold returns. As a result, it is possible that some drivers may notice an increase in the number of pedestrians. Because of this, drivers must be extra careful as they share the roadway; failure to do so can have serious consequences. For example, one college student was killed last year in a pedestrian accident. Criminal charges have now been filed against the driver of the car believed to have struck her.
As Massachusetts and other states thaw out after a difficult winter, it is likely the roadways will have more pedestrians. As a result, motorists must remain especially vigilant in order to ensure that everyone is safe. A recent pedestrian accident, for example, was fatal.
There are many different ways to use Massachusetts roadways. While most people may automatically think of motor vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians also have equal rights to utilize them. Unfortunately, due to the lack of physical protection such users have against cars and trucks, a pedestrian accident can quickly turn tragic. For example, police say that a World War II veteran was recently killed while crossing the road.
People in Massachusetts utilize state roadways in a variety of different methods. While accidents occur every day, a pedestrian accident can easily cause serious harm to the pedestrian. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Association estimates that almost 5,000 people are killed in pedestrian accidents annually. An additional 76,000 pedestrians were injured in 2012 alone. Many of those injured or suffering the loss of a loved one have turned to the civil court system for legal recourse.
Human beings have certain responsibilities to one another. Beyond not intentionally causing harm to another person, one who injures another is expected to provide aid for that person. Unfortunately, hit-and-run accidents occur all too often. One Massachusetts teenager recently suffered serious injuries in a pedestrian accident after being struck by a car that then fled the scene. Police appear to be making headway toward finding the driver.
There are many people who enjoy the benefits of owning a pet. In addition to companionship, a dog, for example, can encourage an owner to remain active. Unfortunately, a Massachusetts woman and her dog were killed in a recent hit-and-run pedestrian accident. A man has since been charged.
There are many heroes in life, including those who are able to overcome extreme personal struggles through hard work and perseverance. For some people on Nantucket Island, a Massachusetts woman who had overcome brain injuries after being struck by a drunk driver three years ago was a hero. Unfortunately, police say the woman was recently killed in a pedestrian accident that left one man accused of homicide.
Traveling by foot in a world that is dominated by motor vehicles is becoming a dangerous undertaking in the best circumstances. In light of the numerous reports of people being injured in a pedestrian accident, Massachusetts residents may wonder if they will be able to arrive safely if they choose to walk to a destination. Recently, police were called to another of these serious accidents.