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Archives for: December 30th, 2015

Man dies in head-on crash in Massachusetts

Police in Westfield diverted traffic for nearly three and a half hours after a head-on motor vehicle crash on Springfield Road, also known as Route 20. The wreck involved two vehicles and three victims and took place near East Mountain Road and the line between the cities of West Springfield and Westfield.

Driver charged for fatal Massachusetts drunk driving accident

A 32-year-old woman in Massachusetts was killed after she was involved in a two-car accident on Dec. 10. The fatal collision took place in Norwood just after 8 p.m. When police arrived at the intersection of Chickering Road and Walpole Street, they found one car with a damaged front end and another car nearby.

Dangers related to self-driving cars in Massachusetts

Self-driving cars are being touted as a safer transportation option, but they have double the accident rate of human drivers. One caveat to the higher accident rate involving self-driving vehicles is that they have never been at fault for any of the collisions. Instead, distracted or forceful human drivers were the cause of the crashes, and many crashes have occurred at low speeds without major injuries or damage to vehicles involved.

3 injured in Massachusetts crash

A Massachusetts crash that occurred on Dec. 12 left three people with serious injuries. The accident reportedly took place on North Road between Holyoke and Westfield at about 4:30 p.m. It appeared that the incident take place near the North Road and Airport Industrial Road intersection.

The effects of sexual abuse on adults

Many people in Massachusetts have been victims of sexual abuse as children and teenagers. The effects of abuse can be devastating and can follow a person into adulthood. As a result, an individual may have difficulties with functioning in several areas, including professionally and within relationships with others.

State court upholds statute of limitations in abuse cases

On Dec. 9, the Supreme Judicial Court in Massachusetts upheld a 2014 law that gave child sexual abuse victims an additional 32 years to take legal action against their alleged abusers. In addition, the state’s highest court also found that cases that occurred before the new law took effect were also covered under the legislation. The ruling stemmed from a case involving a woman who had sued her uncle in 2012 claiming sexual abuse.

Adequate security staffing for big events

Safety is an important concern for those who operate Massachusetts clubs and for those who patronize them. A serious incident could lead to injuries or deaths, which makes it particularly important to focus on crowd management. However, it may be difficult to determine an exact formula for providing enough security for a large event. There are many factors to take into account, and knowing one’s own clientele is an important starting point.

Slip-and-fall accidents and floor maintenance

Many Massachusetts residents are injured from slip-and-fall accidents each year. When these accidents occur on the property of another person, that person may be held responsible if they knew, or reasonably should have known, about the hazard and failed to correct it for a victim who was legally entitled to be on those premises.