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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.

Impairment suspected in car accident that injured 2

The influence of drugs can have a substantial impact on one's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. Those who get behind the wheel of a car while impaired may be much less capable of handling a variety of driving scenarios, and they may increase the chances that a dangerous crash could occur in the process. A recent car accident involving an impaired driver has left two individuals with injuries in Massachusetts.

The incident is said to have taken place just after 12 p.m. on a recent Wednesday. According to police, the crash occurred when the driver of a car suddenly veered into an oncoming lane and struck another vehicle head-on. The other driver reportedly became trapped within her vehicle and after being rescued by emergency responders, she was rushed to a hospital for medical care.

Chance of a distracted driving car accident higher at Christmas

Distracted driving is a serious problem in Massachusetts, and it is one of the most significant safety concerns for motorists in the state and across the country. Despite most drivers being well-aware that distraction is risky and greatly increases the chance of a car accident, people still engage in this dangerous behavior. The problem of distracted driving only increases during the busy holiday season.

There is data to suggest that drivers are more likely to look at Facebook, answer a text or check social media during the holiday season. In fact, a recent study suggests that distraction may jump by as much as 33 percent during this time of year. One reason for this is that more people are traveling during this season, and they may be more likely to check in and send texts about their status and expected arrival time.

Several injured, 1 killed in car accident in Massachusetts

There are a multitude of scenarios in which a collision may occur and each incident runs the unfortunate risk of ending in catastrophe. Many accidents occur when drivers lose control and enter the wrong lane of traffic, subsequently leaving other drivers nearby with little time to respond. A recent car accident involving similar circumstances in Massachusetts has injured several individuals and claimed the life of a 21-year-old woman.

Law enforcement agents advised that the accident occurred on Thanksgiving Day. According to reports, a driver suddenly lost control of his car and veered into an oncoming lane before striking another vehicle. The driver of the car was rushed to a hospital for treatment of severe injuries soon thereafter, while his passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

Boston thinking about lowering the speed limit

How big of dangers pedestrians face when out on the roads is affected by many things. This includes how fast the vehicles around them are going.

So, what the speeds limits are in pedestrian-heavy areas is a very important issue.

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