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October 24, 2016

Methuen Motorcyclist Killed in Hit-and-Run

Late last month a Methuen man was killed in a two-part crash that also left two pedestrians seriously injured. A witness at the scene described the incident as shocking, and Lawrence police are still looking for a second vehicle, believed to be a black Mercedes-Benz, which left the scene after striking the downed motorcyclist. Several people […]
October 21, 2016

Super Lawyers Announcement

We are honored to announce that Attorney Timothy Pope of our office has once again been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers 2016 as a top-rated social security disability attorney in the Boston area. Only 2.5 percent of attorneys in Massachusetts are selected for this prestigious award.   Timothy L. Pope Selected in 2016 Thomson […]
October 18, 2016

Drunk Driver Hits Officer in Work Zone . . . Again

It’s happened again: Another drunk driver has hit yet another person working at a construction site in Massachusetts. This time, the incident occurred in Lexington. Late on the night of September 22, a Belmont man struck a civilian traffic officer who was directing vehicles at a road-work site at the intersection of Pleasant Street and Follen […]
October 12, 2016

Restaurant Crash Injures Three

If you were to have gone for a late night bite to eat at the Square Café in Hingham on the last Friday of August, you would have been in for something unexpected with your crab cakes and sautéed Maine mussels. Just before 10 p.m. that night, a pickup truck hopped the sidewalk and crashed through […]
October 5, 2016

Boston Tunnel Crash Ends in Fatality

A New Hampshire man was killed and two others were injured recently in a single-vehicle crash in the Sumner Tunnel heading south into Boston. The crash took place just after 3:00 a.m. on August 26 when a pickup truck the three were riding in crashed for reasons which have yet to be determined. The survivors were […]
October 3, 2016

Hit-and-Run Leaves Milford Woman Dead

A sixty-five-year-old Milford woman who was known and well-regarded around town for her service as a constable was killed earlier this month when a large truck struck her as she was walking down the street. The driver left the scene, but later turned himself in. It’s not clear that any charges will be filed, as the […]
September 28, 2016

Boston Harbor Cruise Ship Crashes at Pier

In August, several dozen people enjoying a harbor cruise out of Boston got a scare when the ship they were on pulled into the dock at Long Wharf, next to the New England Aquarium. As it was making its final maneuvers, the vessel Regency, operated by Boston Harbor Cruises, experienced a mechanical problem that prevented it […]
September 24, 2016

Bus and Van Accidents Getting Attention

A spate of crashes and accidents involving buses and vans around Boston has brought the safety of larger vehicles to the fore this past month. We remind drivers to be mindful when they’re on the road, as larger vehicles—trucks, buses, vans, and even light trucks and SUVs—inherently pose more danger than passenger cars. Their size and […]
September 17, 2016

Texting and Driving Tickets Continue to Rise

The number of traffic violations issued for texting and driving in Massachusetts continues to grow as state and local police recognize the problem of distracted driving as increasingly more and more serious. The state is still a long way away from serious enforcement, however, and distracted driving, especially attributed to cell phone use, is on the […]
September 7, 2016

Boston Lowering Speed Limits to Save Lives

Can lower speed limits really have an effect on traffic safety? The city of Boston thinks so. That’s why it’s been pushing for a reduced speed limit on city streets for the past few years. But changing a speed limit isn’t as simple as putting up a new sign with a smaller number on it, and […]
August 25, 2016

Vision Zero Boston Aiming to Improve Pedestrian Safety

Boston has a problem with serious traffic injuries and fatalities, especially those involving pedestrians, and it’s doing something about it. As part of a larger plan to reduce car crashes and improve the city’s transportation infrastructure, Mayor Walsh announced in 2015 that Boston will adopt Vision Zero, a program dedicated to eventually eliminating traffic fatalities in […]
August 17, 2016

Duck Tour Safety Rules Not Yet Tightened

Last month the Massachusetts Senate approved a bill which would have increased safety features on duck boats and similar tour vehicles. The proposals were in direct response to an April crash near Boston Common which killed a twenty-eight-year-old woman on a scooter and injured her passenger. A second crash in July, in which a woman suffered […]
November 7, 2017
Lowell Boy Killed in Pit Bull Attack

Lowell Boy Killed in Pit Bull Attack

A seven-year-old Lowell child died tragically last week when a pair of neighborhood pit bulls attacked and mauled him. Accounts of what happened vary, but early on the evening of Saturday, October 21, the boy somehow wound up inside a fenced yard where the pair of dogs was kept, according to Lowell police. Yelling and screaming […]
November 3, 2017

2017 Super Lawyers Announcement and Speaking Engagement

Our attorneys have once again been recognized for the phenomenal service they provide to clients! We are thrilled to announce that Attorney Timothy Pope has repeated last year’s honors by making this year’s list of Super Lawyers for his dedication to Social Security Disability law! Tim will also be speaking at the International Association of Rehabilitation […]
October 20, 2017
Dump Truck Rollover Kills One, Causes Chaos in Brockton

Dump Truck Rollover Kills One, Causes Chaos in Brockton

The sad details behind a dump truck crash in Brockton that killed one woman and sent two other people to the hospital have led to the arrest of a driver on motor vehicle homicide charges. The October 3 crash includes a laundry list of dangerous behaviors and bad decisions and should serve as a cautionary tale […]
October 5, 2017
Head-On Crash Leaves One Dead, Three Injured

Head-On Crash Leaves One Dead, Three Injured

A recent crash in the Saxonville section of Framingham caused the death of one driver and sent all the occupants of a second vehicle to the hospital. The crash, which took place early on the evening of September 21, shut down Water Street for some time while Framingham Police investigated and cleared the scene. The driver […]
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