Many Massachusetts residents drive as safely as possible to avoid collisions. Yet, no matter how safe one drives, she cannot change the driving of others. This means a negligent driver can take a safe driver by surprise and cause a serious Car accident. These crashes often cause a debilitating, serious injury or death.
Many areas of Massachusetts are pedestrian dense, requiring drivers to be aware of crosswalks and people in intersections. Yet, even lower pedestrian dense areas require attentiveness. A lapse in attention can lead to a serious Car accident. A negligent driver or a distracted driver can slam into a pedestrian and cause serious injury or death. One of these accidents occurred recently in Springfield.
Massachusetts drivers should be more aware of motorcyclists. Taking the extra moment to ensure a motorcycle is not coming before making a turn can save a life or at least prevent serious injuries. Yet, either because drivers do not see the motorcyclists or because they improperly gauge their oncoming speed, motorcycle accidents occur all the time.
When people think of car accidents they often think of two or more cars slamming into each other. However, there is another type of accident that may cause more physical harm than any other: the pedestrian accident. A pedestrian is defenseless against a moving vehicle and many times is completely blindsided by the car, leaving the pedestrian no time to move out of the way. A recent hit and run in Peabody shows just how deadly these incidents can be for those simply trying to cross the street.
Riding a motorcycle this time of year is supposed to be relaxing and fun. Unfortunately, a lack of motorcycle awareness often places motorcyclists in real danger of being involved in a serious Motorcycle accident. When this happens, serious injuries or death can result. Even a seemingly minor bump can be deadly to a motorcyclist. Unfortunately, one Massachusetts man is fighting for his life after such an accident.
Typically, late night and early morning roads have less traffic than they do during the day. However, this does not mean that car accidents are less likely. A negligent driver can strike anytime, at any place. And when a distracted driver causes a car crash, the results can be deadly.
Riding a motorcycle can be a fun, relaxing experience. The bike's small size, however, makes their riders susceptible to serious injuries or death when an accident occurs. When there is a failure to yield on the part of another driver, or a lack of motorcycle awareness, these incidents can happen in the blink of an eye. One of these tragic accidents occurred recently in Bridgewater, surely leaving a family and the community shocked.
Massachusetts residents may be interested to learn of a recently released study which shows an alarming trend with respect to teenage drivers. The study, which examines statistics from each state, compared the rate of deaths among drivers between the ages of 16 and 17 for the first six months of 2012 as compared to the first six months of 2011.
Some of our Massachusetts readers may have heard by now about the fatal hit and run accident that occurred in Springfield, just two hours southwest of Salem. The car accident left a 19-year-old pregnant mother dead, and her two-year-old daughter in intensive care.