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Fatal car accident results in multiple charges for driver

A car crash can change someone's life in the blink of an eye. It can leave scars that are emotional as well as physical. For anyone who loses a loved one to a car accident, it can be difficult to understand how such a tragedy could happen. If the collision involved a driver who driving in an unsafe manner, that often amplifies the hurt and pain. Massachusetts police allege that this is exactly what happened in a recent crash that took the life of one person and injured another.

Authorities say that the incident happened on a recent late night when a man was speeding in East Boston. He allegedly struck several parked cars and then ran into a cement planter in the center of the road. This impact apparently caused the vehicle to roll onto its roof. A passenger in the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene, while another was taken to an area hospital.

Slip and fall leaves woman with numerous injuries

Here in Massachusetts, most businesses want to ensure that their properties are safely maintained. However, that doesn't mean that every company does its due diligence to keep people from being hurt. One woman from out of state says that this is exactly what happened to her when she suffered a slip and fall late last year. She wants the two businesses at that location held responsible for what she says was their inaction.

The woman claims that the incident happened last year when she was shopping for Christmas with her daughter. She alleges that there is a curb behind two local businesses, a theater and a bank, that is not clearly marked. The woman says when she tripped and fell, she hit her face, causing her to lose some teeth, suffer gashes and serious bleeding from her mouth, nose, back and legs.

Auto accident can be caused by load falling off vehicle

When most people think of a car crash, they think of two vehicles hitting one another or perhaps a car crashing into a pedestrian or cyclist. Massachusetts police are warning the public that there is another dangerous cause for car crashes. This type of auto accident happens when a load being hauled by one vehicle falls off and strikes a person or another vehicle.

Authorities say that this type of incident happened recently on a state highway. A pickup truck driver allegedly neglected to properly secure the ladder he was hauling. The ladder fell off of the truck and struck a man on a motorcycle, resulting in serious injury. Authorities fined the truck driver for operating with an unsecured load.

6-year-old boy suffers dog bite

When an animal attacks a person, it can leave everyone involved questioning exactly what happened. Was the animal to blame? Did the injured victim do anything to cause the incident? What does Massachusetts law say should happen to the animal after such a tragedy? The family of one young boy in another state is likely grappling with questions like these and many more after they say he suffered a dog bite from a neighborhood dog.

The parents of the boy said they had left their children outside to play, not realizing any danger might be present. They heard screaming, causing the father to run back outside to determine what was happening. He says he found his 6-year-old son running away from a neighbor's dog that then jumped the boy and repeatedly bit him. The father said the boy was bleeding in several places with several bite marks on his legs.

Plea change in fatal motorcycle accident

Motorcycle enthusiasts often talk about the sense of freedom they feel when riding their vehicles. They also surely know of the associated risks that can come with this type of activity. The impending warm weather means that many more motorcycle riders will be taking to the open road. They have less protection than occupants of passenger vehicles, and because of this, they tend to suffer much more serious injuries if a crash occurs. This was the case in a fatal motorcycle accident here in Massachusetts a while back, and now the man being blamed has changed his plea in the criminal case against him.

The crash happened when a motorcyclist was killed after a truck driver swerved into his lane. The truck hit the motorcycle head-on and the rider died at the scene. Authorities claim that the truck driver was driving under the influence, with a blood alcohol content that was over twice the legal limit.

Animal bite: Loose dog attacks children and an adult

People here in Massachusetts who own pets generally love them and often consider them to be members of the family. Unfortunately, that doesn't always mean that domesticated animals won't ever attack anyone. An animal bite can result in serious injuries and, in extreme cases, even prove fatal. Authorities are currently investigating a case in which a dog bit several children and one adult, and they are trying to determine why the animal attacked.

The incident happened on a recent morning in another state. A German shepherd got away from its owner while on a walk and ran to several different businesses. Authorities say that the dog went into a middle school and a supermarket but did not bite anyone before leaving both places. It was first reported in a nearby fast food restaurant parking lot. The restaurant is across the street from a middle school.

News anchor files premises liability claim

The cold weather brings a great deal of problems with it. Poor driving conditions, risk of frostbite, and a rise in colds and the flu are just some of the things Massachusetts families have to contend with during the winter. One other common problem is the raised risk of slip and fall accidents due to snow and ice. These kinds of accidents can greatly injure a person, resulting in medical costs, physical injury and more. An out-of-state news anchor is dealing with a premises liability claim after he says that the state capitol failed to properly treat an icy sidewalk where he fell and injured himself.

The news anchor says that when he visited the state capitol to conduct an interview with the governor, he did not expect to get hurt. He said that he saw what he thought was salt on the sidewalk, leading him to believe that it was safe to use. He alleges that when he stepped onto the curb, his feet flew out from under him and that he had a very hard fall.

Police warn flying snow and ice can cause motor vehicle accidents

Normally, when the subject of car crashes comes up, it brings to mind thoughts of reckless or intoxicated motorists. However, Massachusetts police are warning of another possible catalyst for motor vehicle accidents – flying snow and ice. Officers recently spent a great deal of time warning drivers of the possible risks.

Authorities say that several recent car accidents have been caused by snow and ice flying off of vehicles that were not properly cleaned before being driven. The recent major snow storm and the rising temperatures that followed it created ice on several vehicles. That ice can fly off of one vehicle and hit another, causing damage and raising the possibility of an accident. The police dispensed several warnings to drivers of vehicles they thought could pose this kind of threat. Many motorists were reportedly unaware of any danger.

Slip-and-fall accident due to snow can mean premises liability

Recent snow storms across the nation have inhibited people in many ways. Here in Massachusetts and other states that are prone to snow, residents may have to deal with travel delays, school closures or even car accidents. One problem many may not have considered is injuries from slip-and-fall accidents that occur on someone's property. Whether the property is commercial or residential, it can still mean a world of trouble for the owner and a potential premises liability claim to contend with once the snow has long gone.

Most people recognize that winter weather means that driveways and walkways need to be shoveled. Many cities require property owners to remove snow within one day of it falling. Those who do not may face a fine for failing to uphold their responsibilities as property owners. Different areas have different laws, but one example is an ordinance that says all snow and ice must be cleared from the whole sidewalk so that anyone of any physical condition can use it.

Man facing multiple charges after dog bite incident

People here in Massachusetts and all over the country have pets, and usually they are considered part of the family. Pet owners might assume that their beloved pet would never hurt anyone, but unfortunately, that is not always the case. Owners are expected to take responsibility for their dog or other pet if it bites someone unprovoked and causes any injury. A recent out-of-state incident highlights exactly what can happen in a dog bite case.

A man is now facing multiple charges after his dog allegedly bit a young child. The incident happened on an evening in November last year, though the criminal charges were recently filed. The man is accused of several misdemeanors, including cruel treatment to animals, failure to quarantine and violation of owner duties. The child in this case was 4 years old, and the dog is reportedly a pit bull terrier.

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