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September 21, 2017

Ford Explorer CO Probe Digging Deeper

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced that it will be taking a more thorough look at Ford Explorer SUVs to determine whether there’s a defect or design flaw that’s putting vehicle occupants at risk. The “engineering analysis”—an escalation of a preliminary analysis that began in July of 2016—will focus on possible leakage of […]
September 1, 2017

Labor Day Marks End of ‘100 Deadliest Days’

This holiday weekend marks the end of a dangerous period for teen drivers. According to AAA, Memorial Day in May and Labor Day in September bookend the highest-risk time all year for crashes involving teen drivers. These 100 days are nothing to celebrate, and we can only hope that when the numbers are in for 2017 […]
August 23, 2017

Driver Turns Self in After Fatal Quincy Crash

The driver responsible for a crash in Quincy turned himself in more than a week later and was ordered held on $100,000 bail after being charged with several serious offenses, including motor vehicle homicide and leaving the scene. The crash, on Palmer Street around 12:30 a.m. on August 7, left an eighteen-year-old passenger dead and a […]
August 9, 2017

Cape Cart Crash Seriously Injures Three

Three people were seriously injured last month when a golf cart drove onto a local road and collided with a motorcycle. First responders and others who viewed the scene described a flaming, melted wreck, and photos from the scene show both vehicles destroyed, with the golf cart reduced to little more than its frame. All the […]
July 26, 2017

Woburn Construction Accident Claims Life

A New Hampshire man working on a project to expand the Woburn Public Library was killed in a construction accident on Tuesday, July 11. According to reports, the man was working in a pit alongside the foundation of the building when a large piece of rock came loose and fell, crushing him. The Middlesex district attorney […]
July 13, 2017

Cape Cod Visitor Killed in Truck Crash

A Middleborough woman was killed on the Cape last weekend when the car she was in was struck from behind by a truck near the Bourne Bridge. Three others in the car were injured, as well as one person in a second car. One of the passengers, a fifteen-year-old girl, was airlifted to a Rhode Island […]
June 30, 2017

Ferry Crash Injures Passengers, Disrupts Service

As many as eighteen passengers were reported injured last week when the MV Iyanough, a high-speed ferry on the Hyannis to Nantucket route, crashed into a rocky jetty on the approach to Hyannis. The crash occurred around 10:00 p.m. on Friday night, June 16, in what was described as bad weather and choppy seas. The Iyanough, […]
June 16, 2017

Workers Compensation and Workplace Violence

Each year nearly three million workers are injured or become ill on the job. That number has dropped dramatically over the decades as workplace safety has improved. Regulations aimed at making places of employment safer have made a huge difference, as has increased awareness of risk by both workers and their employers. A disturbing but often […]
June 1, 2017

Gasoline Tanker in Six-Vehicle Crash

Disaster was narrowly averted during the morning commute last Tuesday when a tanker truck carrying 11,000 gallons of gasoline struck several cars on a ramp at the Braintree Split. One woman was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries, but no one else was injured. The ramp from exit eighteen on Route 93 South connecting […]
May 19, 2017

Toll in Auction Crash up to Five

The death toll has risen again in a tragic eastern Massachusetts auto auction crash. A fifth victim succumbed to his injuries on Saturday, more than a week after the incident at the Lynnway Auto Auction in Billerica on May 3. Two victims died at the scene and another at a local hospital shortly after the crash. […]
May 5, 2017

Cyclist Fatally Injured in Back Bay Hit-and-Run

As we’re posting this, Boston Police are still asking for help finding the driver of a car that hit a bicyclist early Sunday morning and then fled the scene. The cyclist, a man in his thirties, was travelling east on Commonwealth Avenue near Clarendon Street with another cyclist around 3:20 a.m. when he was clipped by […]
April 21, 2017

Electrocution Claims Bay State Worker

A Massachusetts worker died in a fatal electrocution accident in Salem last month when the aerial lift he was using came into contact with electrical wires. He had been working on a painting job at a fire station at the time, and it remains unclear whether there was any violation of safety standards. An investigation is […]
September 21, 2017

Ford Explorer CO Probe Digging Deeper

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced that it will be taking a more thorough look at Ford Explorer SUVs to determine whether there’s a defect or design flaw that’s putting vehicle occupants at risk. The “engineering analysis”—an escalation of a preliminary analysis that began in July of 2016—will focus on possible leakage of […]
September 1, 2017

Labor Day Marks End of ‘100 Deadliest Days’

This holiday weekend marks the end of a dangerous period for teen drivers. According to AAA, Memorial Day in May and Labor Day in September bookend the highest-risk time all year for crashes involving teen drivers. These 100 days are nothing to celebrate, and we can only hope that when the numbers are in for 2017 […]
August 23, 2017

Driver Turns Self in After Fatal Quincy Crash

The driver responsible for a crash in Quincy turned himself in more than a week later and was ordered held on $100,000 bail after being charged with several serious offenses, including motor vehicle homicide and leaving the scene. The crash, on Palmer Street around 12:30 a.m. on August 7, left an eighteen-year-old passenger dead and a […]
August 9, 2017

Cape Cart Crash Seriously Injures Three

Three people were seriously injured last month when a golf cart drove onto a local road and collided with a motorcycle. First responders and others who viewed the scene described a flaming, melted wreck, and photos from the scene show both vehicles destroyed, with the golf cart reduced to little more than its frame. All the […]