Most Massachusetts drivers, at one point or another, have passed the site of a car crash or a vehicle on the roadside accompanied by people in distress. Most people when passing this type of scene will empathize with those involved, but for any number of reasons, many individuals will still continue on their way. Others, however, will feel compelled to pull over and lend a hand in such situations. This seems to have been the case recently when a man pulled over to assist a family on an interstate highway in Raynham and suffered fatal personal injury.
Most Massachusetts residents can think of a time when they were standing on a roadside for one reason or another. Sometimes a tire needs to be changed, or a roadside door must be accessed to remove an item from the vehicle, or a person requires assistance of some sort. However, people who are in this position are especially vulnerable to passing traffic. On a recent Monday evening, a Methuen man was on the road directly outside his home when he was hit by a passing car and suffered fatal personal injury.
Getting hurt may affect a person's life in more ways than one. Massachusetts residents who have suffered a personal injury have some recourse and rights when it comes to pursuing compensation for those injuries. Those who may have been injured may be affected in many ways, including pain and suffering and loss of income due to the injury.
No doubt, city planners in any urban area invest a great deal of time and effort in the structure of roadways, traffic lights, etc. However, even so, some intersections, in Massachusetts and elsewhere, present potential danger to pedestrians, cyclists and drivers. This seems to be the case at an intersection in South Boston where a young woman was struck at a crosswalk and suffered fatal personal injury.
Many people jog as a regular form of exercise. While getting a good workout, joggers can also enjoy their surroundings, as the sport can happen just about anywhere: on city streets, designated trails or country roads. However, joggers whose routes take them through urban areas need to be extra cautious, as they are usually sharing space with motor vehicles. Unfortunately, a Massachusetts jogger suffered fatal personal injuryin a hit-and-run accident in Sutton.
All drivers have the potential to become involved in an accident at some point while they are out and about in their vehicles, whether through their own fault or someone else. However, while some drivers' immediate reaction would be to stop and render aid or at least to contact emergency services, others may respond by fleeing the scene. Recently, a Massachusetts driver who hit a pedestrian and caused a fatal personal injury provided an example of the latter.
It's a scene played out in Massachusetts and all over the country, likely on any given day. A group of young people are out for an evening of good times that sometimes involves a thrill-inducing drive through city streets. This may have been what was happening on a Boston street when a horrific car crash resulted in fatal personal injury for one woman and serious injury for another woman.
Head-on collisions can happen for various reasons. Sometimes this type of crash results from circumstances seemingly out of the control of the driver, such as a medical condition or mechanical failure. However, unfortunately, often people who cause these potentially fatal incidents have simply exercised poor judgment of some sort, either prior to or during their time behind the wheel. Earlier in May, in an incident that seems to fall into the latter category, a Massachusetts woman allegedly caused a crash resulting in fatal personal injury for two people.
Many Massachusetts residents walk outside as a form of exercise, transportation or even sightseeing. Most of these people likely find walking is an inexpensive, healthy and safe way to get around. However, the latter quality does not always hold true. Pedestrians in areas where motorized vehicles also travel sometimes find walking to be unsafe, and occasionally accidents occur resulting in personal injury or even death. Such was the case in a recent situation in which a pedestrian lost her life.
Most people view a driver's licence as a ticket to freedom, independence and convenient travel, a perception which likely explains why many elderly drivers are so reluctant to hand over their keys. However, some Massachusetts older drivers no longer have the faculties required to safely operate a motor vehicle and should seriously consider the personal injury they may cause others if they continue driving. Unfortunately, such a warning may be too late for an elderly woman who seriously injured another woman in a parking lot.