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February 9, 2017

Winter Brings Warnings, Calls for Safety

State officials have launched a new campaign intended to remind motorists that snow plows should be given plenty of room to do their job. In making the announcement, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation noted that through late December at least eight pieces of heavy snow removal equipment had already been struck by other vehicles (not the […]
January 26, 2017

First Snow Brings Pedestrian Fatality

Boston had its first major snowstorm of the season earlier this month, and before the flakes had stopped falling, a crash caused by the slippery conditions had claimed the life of a pedestrian in the city. The victim, Jessica Cosman, was walking on the sidewalk along Sunset Street in Mission Hill when a driver lost control […]
January 10, 2017

Lower Speed Limits in Effect

Beginning this week, you might start to notice new speed limit signs within the city of Boston. Last June, the Massachusetts house and senate overwhelmingly passed a municipal modernization bill, part of which allowed cities and towns more control over certain local regulations, including speed limits. Governor Baker signed it into law in August. Boston has […]
January 2, 2017

Unsafe Toys Still on Shelves

Christmas has just passed, and many of us are still enjoying the season, but not everyone approaches this time of year with the same holiday spirit. Despite decades of action to make children’s toys safer, there are still some who produce and sell toys that are potentially dangerous to small children. Just as the holidays were […]
December 26, 2016

Construction Equipment Accident Kills Worker

A construction worker recently died from the injuries he suffered in an accident involving a circular saw. The accident, which took place in Duxbury on the South Shore, happened while the worker was cutting a water pipe on a home construction job site. Even though the location of the accident was only about a mile from […]
December 19, 2016

Sweet Tomatoes Crash Leads to Wrongful Death Suit

Nine months after crashing into Sweet Tomatoes—a popular West Newton restaurant—and killing two patrons, the driver in that tragic incident now faces not only criminal charges, but also a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the husband of one of those killed. The crash, which occurred on March 1, also left seven others injured.   Investigation Leads […]
December 1, 2016

Wrong-Way Crash Kills Five

A terrible wrong-way crash on I-495 in Middleboro recently killed five people, including four college students. The young men, all between the ages of eighteen and twenty, were traveling on the correct side of the highway when a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction struck them head-on. The driver of the other vehicle also died in […]
November 23, 2016

Report: Massachusetts Highways Safest, but near Bottom for Performance

A report ranking US state highway systems on performance and cost-effectiveness has rated Massachusetts close to the bottom, finding that the state had one of the highest expenditures per mile of state-maintained roadway. The Bay State was also listed among the states with the worst levels of traffic congestion. On the flip side, Massachusetts scored very […]
November 17, 2016

Self-Driving Cars Rolling into Boston

Self-driving cars will be coming to the streets of Boston in just a few years if a new initiative succeeds. In September, Mayor Marty Walsh announced that Boston had been chosen to help develop policies for the future of urban mobility. As part of the project, guidelines will be developed here for implementing new technologies in […]
November 17, 2016

Accident Leaves Two Boston Construction Workers Dead

Two men working on the water system of a residential building in the South End were tragically killed when the trench they were working in was suddenly filled with water and they were unable to escape. It’s not clear what exactly happened, but it’s suspected that a fire hydrant collapsed or a water main broke, causing […]
October 31, 2016

Wrong-Way Drivers a Real Threat

The case of a wrong-way driver a few weeks back should serve notice to all drivers that they need to stay alert at all times. No matter how unlikely it seems, drivers manage to turn themselves around and drive in the wrong direction all the time, and sometimes they cause horrible—even deadly—crashes in the process. In […]
October 27, 2016

Upcoming Lecture Announcements

We are pleased to announce that Attorney Timothy Pope, the head of our Social Security Disability department, will be conducting two important lectures in the near future: On October 27, 2016, he will be providing an in-person lecture discussing the basics of the Social Security Disability application process. The talk will be given to an audience […]
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 […]
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