A 90-year-old woman died on June 12 after a FedEx truck driven by a 24-year-old man struck her on a Somerville street. The woman was walking in the area of Holland and Dover Streets when the accident occurred. Once first responders arrived on the accident scene around 10:20 a.m., the woman was moved to Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. Afterward, she succumbed to her injuries.
Archives for: June 19th, 2014
Walking is an activity that cannot be avoided. Health conscious people in Massachusetts prefer to walk every day, while some others may prefer to walk short distances to avoid congested roads and parking woes. However, safety of people walking on roads is one of the main concerns in the state.
Every morning, many residents of Barnstable, Massachusetts, leave their families and homes and head to work. This routine is uninterrupted for most of them, but there are some unfortunate people whose workplaces become the sites of tragedy, where they suffer injuries and even death. This may be due to a number of things, but could include unsafe premises or even negligence by a third party. Despite the best efforts of agencies like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, every year a number of Americans do not come home from work.
Walking in the streets of Barnstable, Massachusetts, is probably not as safe as it used to be years ago. With the increased number of motor vehicles in Barnstable and other urban areas of Massachusetts, the risks of pedestrian accidents have become considerably higher. The situation is even worse on the freeways of state routes where usually the speed at which vehicles travel is much higher than city roads.
The aftermath of a fatal accident can be devastating for the friends and families who are dealing with the loss of a loved one. The death can seem senseless, and people often want to know who was responsible for the accident and whether it could have been prevented. Identifying these factors can help those left behind find a sense of closure and justice after such a tragic event.
New Year’s Eve is a time for celebration of both the past year and the year to come. Unfortunately, this was not the case for one woman who was killed in a tragic bridge accident.
The deadly fungal meningitis outbreak that occurred last year resulted in 751 cases of illness or death. It is reported that 64 individuals died as a result of the outbreak.