A Williamstown accident involving a 35-year-old Rhode Island man and a 64-year-old victim from Vermont culminated in a sentence of time served on Nov. 4. The accident occurred on Route 7 on Cold Spring Road in Williamstown at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 24, 2013. The driver of a Ford Explorer struck a Hyundai Elantra after traveling into the other driver’s lane.
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Despite all the efforts at driver education, every major town or city, including Barnstable, Massachusetts, can claim to be the site of a number of vehicular accidents every day. Each accident leaves behind a story of damage and destruction, either to lives or property or both. But what is sometimes forgotten is the pain and suffering of not just the victims, but also their near and dear ones. None of these consequences, however, seem to be a sufficiently strong word of caution for many drivers, since accidents still occur for a number of reasons.
Motorcycle riders and passengers in Massachusetts and other states know that their vehicles offer significantly less physical protection than do passenger cars and trucks. However, the rules of the road are essentially the same, and all drivers are responsible for following safe driving practices and all relevant highway rules and regulations.
Fatal car accidents are always a cause for concern, whether they occur in Massachusetts or elsewhere and most drivers try to ensure that they are not the cause. To avoid accidents, drivers must stay in their own lane and keep an eye on the vehicles around them, especially when driving in two-way traffic. That’s because multiple vehicle accidents place more lives at risk.
Massachusetts drivers expect heavy traffic during rush hour and most plan accordingly. Sometimes, though, not even all the planning in the world can keep drivers headed to their destinations anywhere close to their schedules.