What is the Massachusetts Move Over Law? Each year, first responders and tow truck drivers across the country are injured or killed on the job while providing roadside emergency services help to those in need. Dangerous habits like distracted driving, aggressive driving and operating under the influence of alcohol and cannabis products continue to exacerbate […]
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Back-to-School Safety Tips to Avoid Auto-Pedestrian Accidents Each year “back-to-school” season sees an influx of student pedestrians and increased traffic around school zones in cities and towns like Barnstable, Yarmouth, Falmouth, Sandwich and all over Cape Cod. Factors like busier schedules, multitasking, and rushing around lead to bad habits like distracted driving. According to The […]
Teen distracted driving has become the number one cause of car accidents due to the increased use of mobile devices and other technology across the United States, and Cape Cod is no exception. As parents in bustling Cape Cod towns like Barnstable, Hyannis, Falmouth or all the other hotspots along 6A to Provincetown, it is […]
The 4th of July fireworks and parades are the official start of the Cape Cod summer. Towns throughout the Cape have spectacular light shows and crowd-pleasing activities that last all season long. Lobster rolls, clam bakes and clam boils, barbecues, biking, boating and bashes begin. People visit whether it’s for a week or the entire […]
Avoid the Perils of Prom & Graduation “We know that 94% of all car crashes are caused by human choice or error,” said U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. As exciting and fun as it is, both prom and graduation commencement events can be filled with danger between the Lower and Upper Cape […]
Massachusetts residents may have heard about the gun instructor in Arizona who was accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl. The 39-year-old man was helping the girl to fire an Uzi 9MM at the ‘Bullets and Burgers” gun range in August 2014. When the fully-automatic weapon recoiled during target practice, the gun instructor was hit in the head by a stray bullet.
Massachusetts residents may be aware of the recent fatal drunk driving accident that involved a former NASA astronaut. The 59-year-old former pilot and shuttle commander was charged with reckless murder after he killed two children in a car accident in Alabama on June 6. The victims’ custodial parent has also filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the man in federal court.
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.
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.
College athletic programs in Massachusetts might want to review their training programs after a recent California case involving the death of a student athlete. Along with a hefty monetary settlement, the University of California, Berkeley, agreed to ban coaches from using extreme workouts as punishments and to increase their coaches’ awareness of medical conditions among their athletes.