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May 23, 2015

One Killed in Crash in Burlington, Mass.

Filed under: Personal injury — Local News @ 8:25 pm

One person was killed Saturday in a crash in Burlington, Massachusetts.

Police confirm that one of the two occupants of the car has died after the crash at the corner of Cambridge Street and Burlington Mall Road.

The condition of the other person was not immediately known.

Burlington Police, Burlington Fire and Massachusetts State Police responded.

Necn has a crew on the scene. Check back as this story develops.

Source: NECN

May 22, 2015

Passenger Ejected, Driver Also Seriously Hurt in Crash

Filed under: Personal injury — Local News @ 8:27 pm

A passenger was ejected from a car when it crashed on a Massachusetts highway, also seriously injuring the driver.

Police say the Mitsubishi and another car were speeding and driving erratically on I-195 eastbound in Swansea when the Mitsubishi crashed.

The passenger ended up under the car when it rolled onto the median. Both of the occupants were unconscious when they were taken to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries.

The other car, an Audi, is in state police custody. Investigators are working to determine whether or not the cars collided.

Stay with necn as this story develops.

Source: NECN

May 20, 2015

Brian Tangney Jr., killed in Worcester motorcycle crash, was set to graduate from Quinsigamond Community College Thursday

Filed under: Personal injury — Local News @ 8:26 pm

WORCESTER — The young man who died Wednesday morning in a fatal motorcycle accident on Salisbury Street was set to graduate from Quinsigamond Community College just a day after his death.

While police have not officially released the name of the 25-year-old Holden man who died from injuries sustained in the accident, his mother, Anne Tangney said her son Brian Tangney Jr. lost his life in the crash.

The accident occurred sometime around 2:30 a.m. not far from where Salisbury and Forest streets intersect.

“He was a really, really good kid,” Anne Tangney, fighting back tears in a brief telephone interview. “He was going to graduate from Quinsigamond tomorrow.”

Tangney put himself through college working as a motorcycle driving instructor for the Central Mass. Safety Council Inc. in West Boylston, his mother said.

Anne Tangney said her son also spent time in Haiti with a group that did relief work. He went there to give medical aid for people in that country. The young man was about to receive his degree in respiratory care, she said.

Tangney graduated from Doherty Memorial High School in 2008.

In a statement, Quinsigamond Community College said Tangney was scheduled to receive his associate degree in respiratory care Thursday.

The college’s dean of students, Liz Woods, issued a statement about Tangney.

“Brian Tangney and I had the opportunity to travel to Haiti with other members of his Respiratory Care class in January,” she said. “Throughout that trip Brian was professional, warm and loving, attending to the needs of the people of Haiti and doing whatever needed to be done to help the group function well. It was my joy to travel with and get to know Brian throughout those long hot days. His loss is particularly difficult in this commencement week.”

One of Tangney’s friends, Jamie Goodman, posted a couple messages on her Facebook page about his death. The dispatcher at the Oxford Police Department said he was too young to die.

“Wish this wasn’t real. My heart goes out to your family, Brian Tangney,” she wrote. “Your humor, laugh, and smile will certainly be missed by all!”

An off-duty Worcester police officer came upon the accident scene and called dispatchers, Worcester police said in a news release. The officer asked for an ambulance and other emergency responders to head to the area.

“Arriving officers along with the off-duty officer performed emergency medical treatment to the 25-year-old male victim prior to the arrival of Worcester EMS and members of the Worcester Fire Department,” police said.

Police said the victim died in the emergency room just before 3:10 a.m.

A preliminary investigation by the Worcester Police Crash Reconstruction Unit indicates the motorcycle hit a granite curbing about 170 feet before Forest Street.

“The motorcycle traveled a short distance before striking a sign post,” police said. “After striking the sign post the motorcycle hit an aluminum light pole.”


May 17, 2015

Cyclist Struck, Killed In Sudbury During Race

Filed under: Personal injury — Local News @ 9:03 pm

SUDBURY (CBS) — A cyclist was struck and killed by a pickup truck during a triathlon in Sudbury Sunday morning, police said.

Officials say it happened at Route 27 and Maynard Street. The victim, 53-year-old Saadin Solah, is not believed to be local to the area.

The driver of the pickup truck stopped at the scene. Police would not say if the road had been closed for the race.

The Sudbury Spring Sprint Triathlon started at 8 a.m. Sunday morning. It involves a 400-yard pool swim, a seven-mile bike ride and 2.3-mile run, according to its website.

Police and the Middlesex District Attorney’s office are investigating.

Sudbury police asked drivers to avoid the area around Maynard and Hudson roads as the crash is investigated.

“We’re all aware that we are sharing the roads with cars,” a racer named Adam told WBZ NewsRadio 1030. “Not all the time cars realize they are sharing the roads with cyclists.”

Source: CBS

State police investigating fatal crash on I-93

Filed under: Personal injury — Local News @ 8:22 pm

Salem, N.H. —A fatal crash shut down an Interstate 93 exit ramp in Salem Saturday night, state police said.

Troopers said the crash happened just before 8 p.m. They said the accident closed down both the on and off ramps to I-93 North and South at Exit 1.

State police said a preliminary investigation revealed that speed and alcohol may have been contributing factors in the crash. At this time, authorities are not releasing the name of the victim.

Any witnesses to the accident are asked to email Trooper Thomas Conlon at-  Thomas.Conlon@Dos.NH.GOV.

Source: WMUR

May 15, 2015

63-Year-Old MedFlighted After Multi-Vehicle Crash

Filed under: Personal injury — Local News @ 11:13 pm

Interstate 95 southbound in Danvers, Massachusetts, has been reopened following a multi-vehicle crash in which a 63-year-old man was injured.

The crash happened around 6:30 Friday morning. Massachusetts State Police say preliminary investigation shows a northbound driver crossed the grass median into the southbound side and crashed into another car.

The southbound side of the highway was shut down to allow for a medical helicopter to land.

Officials say the victim, a 63-year-old male, was MedFlighted with serious injuries to Mass. General Hospital.

Two other cars were involved, but there were no other injuries.

Source: NECN

Nashua man flown to Boston after crash that shut down highway

Filed under: Personal injury — Local News @ 9:00 pm

MERRIMACK, N.H. —The Everett Turnpike was closed in both directions Friday evening after a serious crash.

Around 6:00 p.m., authorities responded to the northbound side of the highway where they found a car off the road.

The driver, identified as 55-year-old Thomas Gaudette of Nashua,  had to be extricated from the Toyota Camry.

A medical helicopter landed on the highway, and Gaudette was flown to Tufts Medical Center with serious injuries.

Both directions of the highway were closed for 30 minutes while authorities investigated.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. Police tell News 9 that they do not believe the driver was impaired.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call Trooper Bryan Plamondon at 603-223-4381.

Source: WMUR

May 13, 2015

Fatal accident on Route 1

Filed under: Personal injury — Local News @ 11:10 pm

SAUGUS — A truck rollover resulted in one death Wednesday afternoon on Route 1 South, near Saugus plaza by the Walnut Street overpass.

The roadway, including Route 1 South and the cloverleaf exchange that connects Walnut Street with Route 1, was shut down for emergency equipment and to reduce traffic on the southbound side. Saugus and State Police cruisers were both on scene.

First deemed serious on social media sites, such as Twitter, it was confirmed as a fatality within the hour.

The victim’s name has not been released, pending notification of next of kin.

In the early stages of the accident, traffic was diverted to Walnut Street. Motorists were warned to expect delays.

Liet. Ronald Giorgetti, of Saugus Police Department, said Massachusetts State Police is the investigating agency.

Drivers are advised to seek an alternative route.



May 12, 2015

Fatal Crash Reported in Oxford, Mass.

Filed under: Personal injury — Local News @ 11:11 pm

Police are investigating a fatal car crash in Oxford, Massachusetts.

The single vehicle rollover occurred around 5:20 p.m. on 395 southbound, just north of Exit 4. Massachusetts State Police say the motorist and sole occupant was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Source: NECN

May 11, 2015

Wheelbarrow in road led to fatal car crash

Filed under: Personal injury — Local News @ 9:19 pm

The family of a man killed when his car crashed into a wheelbarrow left on a highway  is pleading for the person responsible to come forward.

Watch report

Police say a Webster man was traveling on Interstate 395 southbound in Oxford  around 1 p.m. Saturday when he came across the wheelbarrow and lost control trying to avoid it.

The car overturned and Steven Richards, 32, was fatally injured when he was thrown from the vehicle.  Richards left a wife and two children.

“He was such a loving caring man. He would do anything for me.  He treated me like his queen.  He would do anything for his babies,” said Jessica Richards, his wife.

Police are investigating how the wheelbarrow came to be in the road, near Exit 5 at Oxford.

Investigators had been seeking two individuals believed to have been at the scene of the crash, but Monday morning said they had found one of the vehicles they were looking for.

“Please just help my family bring peace.  We need to know who did this.  I just want peace,” said Richards.

The first person was driving a red pickup truck with red wooden sides. Witnesses told police this truck was filled with mulch and had a wheelbarrow on top that fell off the truck and into the road.

“I think he’s a coward I think he should show his face,” said Richards.

The second individual is described by police as a thin, black male who stopped and had conversation with other witnesses at the initial scene on Route 395 southbound in the moments prior to the fatal crash.

Source: WCVB

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