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Archives for: May 31st, 2016

DJ Calvin Harris injured in Los Angeles car crash

Massachusetts music fans may be shocked to learn that Scottish DJ Calvin Harris was involved in a serious car crash in Los Angeles May 20. Fortunately, the 32-year-old suffered only minor injuries from the accident.

New bill aims to stop prep school sex abuse

Attending prep school is a step towards a brighter future for many students in Massachusetts. While prep school attendance is viewed as a springboard to possible future admission to Ivy League schools, the schools have a dark history of student sexual abuse by faculty members.

Settlement reached in Joan Rivers’ wrongful death suit

Residents of Massachusetts may remember the death of comedienne Joan Rivers in 2014. Rivers died during a surgical procedure, and a lawsuit filed by her daughter, Melissa Rivers, against doctors who performed the surgery has been settled. The settlement amount has not been made public.

Autonomous vehicles pose challenges to insurance industry

As self-driving cars come closer to everyday reality for the people of Massachusetts, industries that depend upon the current state of affairs in the automotive industry are concerned that the future of autonomous transportation may leave them out. For example, the automobile insurance industry is looking at the extraordinarily low rates of injury and property damage accompanying self-driving cars and considering that they may not be able to survive in their current form.

Motorcycles and safety on the road

As warmer weather comes to New England, motorcycles will once again be a common sight on Massachusetts roads. When riders are embarking on an adventure of a long-distance journey or just a Saturday afternoon around town, there are safety rules that should be adhered to.

Holyoke pushing seat belt safety in May

Holyoke, Massachusetts motorists should be aware that the city is participating in a statewide “Click It or Ticket” campaign from May 2 through May 23. During this period, there will be increased enforcement of the state’s seat belt law in an effort to increase safety awareness. The state requires that all occupants of private passenger vehicles use a seat belt.

2-car accident kills teen boy

A 17-year-old boy in Massachusetts died in a car accident on April 30. The fatal crash took place in Adams and involved two vehicles. Police responded to the scene of the accident near the intersection of Staples Street and North Summer Street at around 5:15 p.m.

Massachusetts duck boat accident takes 1 life

A Boston police officer confirmed that a 29-year-old woman died when a amphibious sightseeing vehicle, known as a duck boat, collided with her scooter on April 30. A male passenger on the scooter survived after being taken to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment of his injuries. The accident occurred downtown close to Boston Common. None of the 30 passengers on the tour boat reported injuries.

1 dead, 1 injured in single-car accident

A student who was attending a Massachusetts university was killed in a single-vehicle car crash that occurred on April 23. According to authorities, the deceased student, a 19-year-old man from Vermont, was a student at Endicott College. A second man, age 20, suffered critical injuries.

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