As the weather cools off, more and more people are out walking for exercise, transportation or just to have fun. Though most pedestrians are cautious when they are near traffic, they can't always count on motorists to do the same. Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable in motor vehicle accidents since they do not have the same protection that occupants of cars have. This is what Massachusetts authorities are dealing with after two people were injured in a vehicle accident, one of them seriously.
Though it's nearing the end of summer, lots of kids in Massachusetts are still enjoying time outdoors on their bicycles. Most parents have talked with their kids about the potential increased risk that bike riders of all ages face, but that doesn't always keep young people safe. One family is dealing with that very fact after two teenage twin boys were injured in a vehicle accident while riding their bikes.
Riding a motorcycle is a popular activity at this warmer time of year. Many motorcycle enthusiasts here in Massachusetts delight in the sense of freedom they get from riding their motorbikes. However, this fun mode of transportation carries additional risks that other motorists simply do not face. Even when a motorcyclist takes all proper precautions, he or she is still susceptible to serious injury and even fatality during any kind of auto accident. A recent accident that seriously injured one motorcycle rider shows the potential danger all too well.
A motorcycle may be a fun mode of transportation, but it is also one that carries increased risk to the operator. When a motorcycle is involved in a crash with a passenger vehicle, the rider may end up more seriously injured than he or she would have in a crash between two cars. This is likely what happened in a recent car accident here in Massachusetts involving an SUV and a motorcycle that left the rider with severe injuries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.