Experienced drivers in Massachusetts and elsewhere know to expect the unexpected when driving. It can sometimes be the difference in keeping a near-miss from becoming an actual accident or even a wrongful death. Unfortunately, even excellent drivers cannot always anticipate what is going to happen or the effect it will have on their lives.
There are responsibilities that come along with operating a motor vehicle. One of those responsibilities is to check the surrounding area for people before backing up. Too many accidents happen, which could have been prevented by taking a few extra minutes to pay attention before getting into the vehicle. When drivers don't take proper precautions before operating their vehicles, facing a wrongful death claim is a likely reality.
Motorcycles are not known for their safety. However, this does not excuse the serious injuries and/or loss of life that usually is paired with a motorcycle accident. If anything, drivers may wish to be more cautious around motorcycle because negligence can be deadly when it comes to these small vehicles. Sadly, a life was taken when a fatal accident occurred in Massachusetts at the end of July.
A distracted teenage driver apparently caused the death of a 56-year-old man in the Massachusetts town of Mendon recently. Authorities say the fatal car accident occurred shortly after 12:15 p.m. on a Wednesday in mid-June. The victim had been towing a boat and stopped at a local marine store. Thereafter, the man was apparently inspecting the boat with the owner of the store when tragedy struck.
An Easton man was pronounced dead at the scene of a fatal accident that pinned him under a fuel truck in West Bridgewater. The 57-year-old victim was riding his motorcycle when the truck crossed the street after exiting the north lot of a waste collection and disposal service in order to enter the company's south lot. The 9-1-1 call was made at 10:21 a.m. and alerted police to a motorcycle pinned under a truck. The caller identified the truck as belonging to the waste disposal service located on the street on which the fatal accident occurred, but the company's terminal manager later denied that the truck belonged to them.
Boston TV stations and newspapers are reporting that a New Bedford man is pleading not guilty to motor vehicle homicide after a fatal car accident this past weekend.
The Boston Globe reports that a former state trooper who pleaded guilty to causing a car crash that killed the wife of an Atlanta Braves trainer is to serve two years in prison, a judge ruled yesterday.
A suburban Boston man has been charged with driving under the influence after a fatal crash yesterday morning in Jaffrey, New Hampshire.
Law enforcement officials say they are still investigating a fatal car accident early yesterday morning involving a man from Mansfield, Massachusetts.
A short distance north of Boston sits Gordon College, where students are mourning the loss of a freshman killed by an allegedly drunken driver.