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Driver who struck pedestrian will not be charged

Massachusetts authorities have announced that they will not bring charges against the driver who hit and severely injured a 22-year-old woman in Northampton in December. However, the victim’s parents allege that her injuries were made worse by the driver’s failure to quickly stop her vehicle after the collision.

Right of way at Massachusetts intersections

Massachusetts law provides guidelines for drivers attempting to pass through intersections. When multiple drivers arrive at an intersection at about the same time, the driver on the left should yield the right of way to the driver on the right. Any left-turning vehicle should also yield the right of way until it can safely make the turn. Any vehicles already in a rotary intersection have the right of way over vehicles entering the intersection.

Social costs of alcohol-related car accidents equal $1 per drink

Despite years of nation-wide enforcement against drinking and driving, car accidents and injuries caused by impaired driving remain a substantial burden on society. Massachusetts, like the rest of the country, shares in the social costs that result when drunk drivers cause car collisions and serious injuries.

Rollover accidents in Massachusetts

Although rollover accidents account for only 3 percent of all serious accidents, they account for 30 percent of fatal crashes making them especially serious. People in Massachusetts may be surprised to learn that despite the inherent risks, the federal government has no performance standards in place to regulate manufacturers regarding rollover safety.

What is a spinal cord injury?

It is not uncommon for many Massachusetts residents to suffer spinal injuries after a wreck or accident has occurred. The spinal cord contains the nerves that run from a person’s body to the brain. A spinal injury can be very serious, as it may cause the affected person permanent paralysis and resulting disability.

1 dead, 3 injured in Massachusetts car accident

A 55-year-old man who suffered critical injuries in a car accident in Massachusetts died as a result of his injuries on June 29. According to the report, the head-on collision took place on Route 37 at approximately 1:30 p.m.

Massachusetts pedestrian dies as the result of a hit-and-run

An unidentified man is dead as the result of an apparent hit-and-run auto accident that occurred around 10:51 p.m. June 4 in Lowell. According to reports, witnesses observed a vehicle that appeared to be speeding on Westford Street in the vicinity of Marlborough Street. The vehicle was heavily damaged in the front end, and its front windshield was almost completely smashed.

Three people hurt in Dorchester car accident

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.

Head-on collision leaves Hanover man dead, two others injured

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.

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