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June 27, 2015

Massachusetts Man Killed In RI Motorcycle Crash

Filed under: Personal injury — Local News @ 8:37 am

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police say a 28-year-old Massachusetts man has been killed in an early morning motorcycle crash in East Providence.

Police said Jonathan Frazier of Seekonk was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash occurred on the southbound side of the Wampanoag Trail at around 1 a.m. Saturday.

The cause of the crash is still being investigated.

Source: CBSlocal.com

Mass.Guardsmen injured in Humvee crash

Filed under: Personal injury — Local News @ 8:36 am

ROYALSTON,VT— One vehicle in a Massachusetts National Guard convoy crashed Thursday as it was towing a trailer on I-89 in Vermont. Two guardsmen were taken to an Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical center in Hanover, N.H., Vermont State Police said.

According to police reports, the Humvee involved in the crash was the last vehicle in a four vehicle convoy traveling southbound on I-89 just before 10 a.m., when the driver braked to slow for traffic in front of him. The trailer he was towing flipped over, causing the vehicle to crash into the guard rail, injuring the occupants.

The vehicles are attached to the the 182nd Area Support Medical Company and the 26th Maneuver Enhanced Brigade units in Natick, Massachusetts.

Police said guardsmen Steven Weiss and Augustin Boutelle suffered soft tissue injuries, a foot injury and cuts and abrasions.

Source: Masslive.com

June 26, 2015

1 Dead, 2 Hurt In Raynham Crash

Filed under: Personal injury — Local News @ 8:38 am

RAYNHAM (CBS) — Officials say an adult was killed and two others were hurt after a two-car crash on Route 44 Thursday night in Raynham.

Officers received several calls about a serious accident near the Quality Inn at 7:55 p.m. Police and firefighters found two badly-damaged smaller-to-medium-sized cars in the roadway.

A preliminary investigation indicates that one of the vehicles involved crossed the center line, striking the other vehicle heading in the opposite direction, police say.

Fire officials say both drivers were injured, and it took firefighters about 25 minutes to free the seriously hurt driver, who later succumbed to his or her injuries, using the Jaws of Life.

Two victims were take to Morton Hospital, while the other was transported to Rhode Island Hospital.

Authorities have not released the genders, ages, or current conditions of the victims.

Raynham police’s Accident Reconstruction Team and State Police are currently investigating the cause of the crash.

Source: CBS

Haverhill Man Killed in I-495 Motorcycle Crash

Filed under: Personal injury — Local News @ 8:34 am

Officials have identified the man killed Thursday night in a motorcycle crash on I-495.

Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan said Friday, the victim, Dana Fields, 24, of Haverhill died from injuries following a motorcycle crash on Interstate 495 northbound in Lowell Thursday night.

“This crash occurred just before midnight,” said District Attorney Ryan. “It appears that Mr. Fields was driving his motorcycle which collided with a tractor trailer unit as the truck slowed down between the exits for Route 3 and Woburn Street.”

This incident is being investigated by Massachusetts State Police.

Source: Patch.com

June 22, 2015

1 dead after rollover crash in northeastern Massachusetts

Filed under: Personal injury — Local News @ 8:35 am

GEORGETOWN, Mass. —A 46-year-old Lynn woman has died in a rollover on Interstate 95 south in Georgetown.

State police said in a statement that troopers responded to the single-vehicle crash at about 5 p.m. Saturday.

Police say Lisbeth Rodriguez was a passenger in a Toyota Corolla driven by a 48-year-old Lynn man. Rodriguez was taken to Beverly Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The driver was treated for minor injuries. His name has not been released.

Police are investigating. No charges have been filed.

Source: WCVB

June 20, 2015

Driver charged with negligent homicide in fatal Salem crash

Filed under: Law,Personal injury — Local News @ 1:31 pm

A Massachusetts man has been charged with negligent homicide in connection with a fatal accident in Salem on Tuesday.

Michael Gomez, 26, of Lowell, Massachusetts, was arrested around 10:30 a.m. Friday at his home in Lowell.

Police said Phillip Carter, 33, was attempting to pull out of the Salem Ford parking lot to travel northbound on Route 28 on Tuesday whenhis car was struck by a car driven by Gomez.

Carter was ejected from his vehicle in the crash, which left his car split in half. He was taken by a medical helicopter to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Police said Carter had just dropped his fiancée Melinda Nutter off at the car dealership and was turning back onto Route 28 when he was hit. Nutter witnessed the crash, as did many other people who stopped to help.

“He was my whole life. He was my everything. He was just taken away so quickly,” Nutter told News 9. “He was so smart and so talented, and just such an amazing guy.”

Gomez was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Lawrence General Hospital.

On Friday, Gomez was arraigned at Lowell District Court, where he waived extradition and was taken into custody by Salem police. He will be arraigned on Monday in Salem.

Source: WMUR

June 19, 2015

Woman and 1-Year-Old Injured in Serious Accident on Route 93

Filed under: Personal injury — Local News @ 1:33 pm

At least two people are injured after a serious car crash on Route 93 North.

At 10:12 a.m., the Massachusetts State Police and Canton fire responded to the crash near exit 2 in Canton.

At 10:12 a.m., the Massachusetts State Police and Canton fire responded to the crash near exit 2 in Canton.

According to state police, a sedan was crushed in the middle of a chain-reaction crash involving a series of rear-end collisions. A woman and 1-year-old child were extricated from their wrecked car by Canton firefighters. In addition to the sedan, the crash involved a tractor-trailer unit, a van, and a pickup truck.

Two lanes on the northbound side and the southbound side of the highway were closed to allow for the landing of a MedFlight to take the woman to Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

The child was transported to South Shore Hospital before being transferred to Children’s Hospital in Boston. A state trooper drove the ambulance from the scene to South Shore Hospital so both EMTs could be free to give medical treatment the child in the back of the ambulance.

After the crash, traffic was backed up to Norwood on Route 95 North, to Braintree on 93 South, and 128 South was jammed from the Route 95/93 split to Route 1 according to the WBZ traffic map.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. The State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction teams were at the scene.

 

Source: Patch.com

June 16, 2015

Barre man killed in Route 49 crash in East Brookfield

Filed under: Personal injury — Local News @ 1:31 pm

EAST BROOKFIELD – A 30-year-old Barre man died and three other people were seriously injured when a Jeep Wrangler and a Toyota Sequoia collided head-on Tuesday afternoon on Route 49.

State police said Jason Cranston, a passenger in the Toyota, was killed. The driver, a 44-year-old Barre woman, was trapped in the vehicle and was extricated by East Brookfield and Charlton fire departments.

The driver of the Jeep, a 21-year-old Worcester woman, and her adult male passenger were also trapped in their vehicle and had to be extricated by fire personnel, state police said. All three survivors were taken by ambulance to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester for treatment of serious injuries.

State and local police, firefighters and a medical examiner converged on the scene of the crash, which occurred about 3:15 p.m. on Route 49 at Flagg Road.

Police closed the road in both directions, but later allowed southbound traffic to pass in the breakdown lane.

Information collected in the investigation by Trooper Nicholas Holden indicates that the 2005 Toyota was traveling south and the 2010 Jeep was headed north when the vehicles collided head-on.

The cause of the crash remained under investigation with assistance from the state police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the state police Crime Scene Services Section, and the Worcester district attorney’s office. No charges were filed Tuesday.

State police were assisted by East Brookfield and Charlton Fire and EMS, East Brookfield police and Sturbridge police.

Source: Telegram

State Police: Man and Dog Killed in Crash

Filed under: Personal injury — Local News @ 7:28 am

An Easton man and his dog were killed in a single-car crash just before 11 Monday morning on Interstate 495 south in Wrentham.

State police from the Foxboro barracks responded to a report of a crash, and found a 2005 Toyota Sienna had gone off the roadway, crossed a grass shoulder and struck a wall. The operator and the dog were deceased at the scene, according to authorities.

The operator was identified on Tuesday as Michael Masters, 65, of Easton, according to the Massachusetts State Police.

The investigation into what caused the vehicle to drive off the roadway remains under investigation by state police. Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Wrentham Fire Department and the Wrentham Animal Control officer.

The investigation did not necessitate the closing of any traffic lanes.

Source: Patch.com

Boston Police officer taken to hospital after Dorchester crash

Filed under: Personal injury — Local News @ 7:27 am

DORCHESTER, Mass. (WHDH) –

A Boston Police officer was transported to Boston Medical Center Tuesday after crashing into a car in Dorchester.

The crash happened at the intersection of Dorchester Avenue and Linden Street just before 3 p.m.

The cruiser slammed into a parked car as a man was sitting in the driver’s seat.

Surveillance video shows several witnesses quickly rushing over to help the officer. Some witnesses noted he wasn’t moving and was short of breath. “They were trying to get him to breath in and out,” said Crystal Martinez, whose husband was involved in the crash. “He was kind of nervous too. Then they took him in the ambulance.”

A third vehicle was also involved in the accident, but it remains unclear how.

Police say the officer’s injuries are not serious, and there were no other reported injuries.

The accident is still under investigation.

Source: WHDH

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