Child sexual abuse has a profound effect on those victims in Massachusetts who have ever had to go through such an awful ordeal. The scars that child sexual abuse leaves on victims are both seen and unseen; both physical and emotional. While criminal cases are often filed in such cases, sometimes an added measure of justice becomes appropriate. Some victims of sexual abuse decide to file civil lawsuits against the perpetrator who molested them or whatever agency may have employed that person, if it becomes clear that negligent hiring or supervising may have played a role.
An 83-year-old woman who loved to maintain her gardens is dead, and the police are still looking for the driver who allegedly killed her. The woman was crossing the street near her home when she was added to the growing list of victims of car accidents in Massachusetts. A dark colored vehicle was reportedly seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed. The woman was a Salem resident, and it is unknown at this time who the driver was that hit her.
In an accident that appears to have happened because of a driver’s failure to yield the right of way, a motorcyclist from Salem was badly injured last week. The bike’s collision with a Jeep Cherokee pinned the man between the vehicles, and his leg was so seriously injured that a rescue helicopter had to be called.
While road safety has improved somewhat for bicyclists in recent years, riders still face serious dangers on Massachusetts roads. In fact, a tragic accident at Amherst College recently took the life of a student from Newton.
In a pending criminal case in Medford, a number of people who say they were sexually abused by a former Arlington swim coach may finally see justice served. The accused man, 63, worked as a swim coach for the Arlington Boys & Girls Club in the 1970s and 1980s. According to the allegations, he sexually abused three young boys and a high school sophomore.
In our last post we introduced some basic facts about the commercial trucking industry, which has a vast impact on transportation in the United States. We focused on things like shipping volume and employment last time, which means it’s time to look at some safety facts.
Many people feel uneasy driving in proximity of large trucks on the highway. You may find yourself gripping the wheel a bit tighter than usual as one passes you, feeling concerned about its size and speed or wondering how secure its cargo truly is. This is completely normal as trucks are a force unto themselves on American roadways – and a force that comes with its own risks.