Massachusetts residents know that construction sites can be very dangerous work environments. Recently, in Northampton, a 56-year-old man who was installing and assembling some temporary modular office buildings at the Massachusetts Transportation Department Facility was tragically killed when he apparently became pinned between the buildings when one of them shifted during assembly.
Head-on car collisions can be catastrophic and deadly. Many head-on collisions are caused by drunk drivers. Recently, two drivers that were involved in a car accident in Worcester are fortunate to have escaped with their lives; however, they have both reportedly suffered serious injuries.
Our Burlington area readers know that, unfortunately, car crashes can occur any day of the year, even on Christmas. Recently, two brothers were involved in a car accident with another vehicle at Barre Road and Old Boston Turnpike. According to reports, the two brothers, ages 23 and 17, were traveling in a pickup truck when they collided at the intersection with a Lincoln Town Car. The 84-year-old driver of the Lincoln Town Car was issued a citation for failing to stop at a stop sign, and the driver and an 84-year-old passenger in his vehicle were taken to the hospital following the crash. Their condition is not immediately known.
A Wellesley emergency room doctor was recently involved in a car crash that left a 78-year-old with numerous injuries. According to reports, the doctor appears to have been under the influence of prescription drugs, which were found in her possession at the time of the accident. The doctor who won a prestigious "doctor of the year" award in 2009 has now been charged with DUI.