Recently, a jury in the Berkshire Superior Court found a Pittsfield man guilty in a case of vehicular homicide. According to reports, the 54-year-old crossed the middle line of a road and struck an oncoming car head-on. The car accident claimed the life of a 25-year-old man and also left a woman with serious injuries.
Recently, the driver of a tractor trailer who struck a bucket truck and caused the death of a Fall River city worker last summer was charged with the negligent operation of a motor vehicle. This charge carries a possible prison sentence of up to two years. In addition to criminal charges, the tractor trailer driver could face civil liability for the wrongful death of the worker. Due to the potentially catastrophic injuries that can result from a tractor trailer crash, truck drivers must comply with a number of federal regulations designed to protect other drivers who must share the roads with these often dangerous vehicles.
This blog has reported a number of deaths and serious injuries from car crashes on the roads of Massachusetts. Tragically, there is another incident to add to that number. Recently, a car that was traveling northbound on I -495 apparently went out of control, hit the median and then struck a southbound car in a head on collision. The car accident occurred in Methuen, Massachusetts.
Tragedy struck twice in a week on the roads of Massachusetts when a 58-year-old man from Roxbury was killed after driving in the wrong direction. The car accident occurred near the entrance of the O'Neill Tunnel in Boston. It was the second fatal car crash involving a vehicle being driven the wrong direction in less than a week.
One of the benefits of attending a top-flight university is the additional enrichment opportunities provided to students. A group of Boston University students were taking advantage of a study abroad experience in Auckland, New Zealand, when their adventure took a tragic turn.
The driver school adage of "watch out for the other guy" may be even truer for motorcyclists than for automobile drivers. Due to lack of physical protection, the driver of a motorcycle is inherently more vulnerable to injury, should an accident occur.