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September 26, 2014

Police Investigate Hit and Run School Bus Crash in Quincy, Massachusetts

Filed under: Personal injury — Local News @ 5:56 pm

A man was taken into custody after allegedly striking a school bus with his car as he tried to merge from the breakdown lane onto I-93 northbound near Quincy, Massachusetts, Friday afternoon, state police said.

According to state police, 22-year-old Zacharriah Peeples of Brockton was taken into custody by Quincy Police after he fled on foot after the crash, but got stuck on top of a fence with barbed wire.

Peeples was taken to Boston Medical Center to treat the injuries he got from the barbed wire, but none of the students on the bus were injured, state police said.

The crash is still being investigated, and authorities say charges are pending.

Source: NECN

September 25, 2014

Massachusetts State Police respond to Hatfield rollover crash that injured driver

Filed under: Personal injury — Local News @ 5:57 pm

A driver was injured after rolling his Jeep on Elm Street about 11 p.m. Wednesday.

Massachusetts State Police officials say the crash victim was taken to Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, ABC40 News reports.

The driver, whose identity hasn’t been publicly released, crashed after losing control of his vehicle, which was badly damaged and towed from the scene.

The incident remains under investigation by State Police, who haven’t filed charges against the driver at this time, ABC reports.


Motorcyclist MedFlighted From Mass. Pike Crash

Filed under: Personal injury — Local News @ 5:54 pm

Massachusetts State Police say a medical helicopter was called to the scene of a serious motorcycle crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Police say the motorcyclist was transported by medflight with serious injuries from the Framingham, Massachusetts, scene to UMass Medical Center. According to investigators, preliminary information suggests a 46-year-old man from Tennessee was traveling on I-90 westbound on a Kawasaki motorcycle when he lost control and crashed.

The accident closed down I-90 in both directions while the medflight responded to the scene on Thursday night.

Authorities say the cause of the crash is still under investigation and the motorcyclist’s identity will not be released at this time.

Source: NECN

September 24, 2014

2 Girls Injured After Being Hit By Car in Methuen

Filed under: Personal injury — Local News @ 6:00 pm

Two female students were injured after being hit by a car in Methuen on their way to school this morning, according to Methuen Police Department.

The girls, both students at Timony Grammar School, were taken to Tufts Medical Center according to police. One girl, 11, sustained “life threatening injuries.” The other girl, 13, is listed in stable condition.

Methuen police said the accident happened at the intersection of East Street and Channing Street around 7:27 a.m.

Police said 65-year-old Michael Russell of Methuen was driving a pickup truck on East Street when he hit the two students as they crossed the street.

The 11-year-old was listed in critical condition and airlifted to Tufts, according to police. The 13-year-old was transported by ambulance after being listed as in stable condition.

Methuen Deputy Fire Chief Dennis Fragala told The Boston Globe that one girl suffered “serious head trauma.” The other girl “may have fractured her thigh bone.”

Police report that sun glare may have been a factor.


September 22, 2014

Woman walking on Interstate 495 killed in hit-and-run

Filed under: Criminal,Personal injury — Local News @ 5:57 pm

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. —A woman who was on Interstate 495 in North Andover early Monday morning was killed in a hit-and-run crash, Massachusetts state police said.

Watch NewsCenter 5′s report

Police said they did not know why the woman was walking in the northbound lanes of the highway, but were seeking a late model dark-colored pickup with Massachusetts plates.

“The truck continued to travel northbound on 495 after hitting the woman,” spokesman David Procopio said.

The name of the woman killed was not immediately released by police. Anyone with information about the truck or the crash is asked to call the Massachusetts State Police Andover Barracks at (978) 475-3800.


September 20, 2014

Winchester Teen Dies After Single-Car Accident

Filed under: Personal injury — Local News @ 4:50 pm

A 17-year-old boy was killed in a single car motor vehicle crash on Manomet Road near High Street in Winchester Saturday morning, police said.

Winchester Police and Fire Departments responded to the scene around 7 a.m. Winchester Fire transported the victim to Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, where he was pronounced dead.

Though the police have not officially released the name of the victim, NECN reports that Winchester Public School Superintendent William McAlduff identified him as Patrick Gill, a senior and football captain at Winchester High School.

Early signs indicate that Gill was driving east on Manomet Road when his car exited the roadway and crashed. The Massachusetts State Police Accident Reconstruction Division will be assisting in the investigation, which is ongoing.

Public safety on Winchester’s roads has been a topic in the community recently. Earlier this month, Winchester selectmen approved the installation of “No turn on red” signs at the dangerous intersection of Church, Bacon, and Fletcher streets, part of a larger MassDOT plan to reconstruct several intersections in that town,WickedLocal reports.

That intersection is approximately a mile from the scene of Saturday’s crash.

Community members have started a memorial at the crash site, and a non-denominational prayer service is set to take place at 7 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church in Winchester.

Students will also be able to meet with counselors in the high school cafeteria until 4 p.m. Saturday, and from 12-4 p.m. on Sunday, according to NECN.


September 18, 2014

Man Riding Bicycle Struck, Killed in Malden

Filed under: Personal injury — Local News @ 4:57 pm

MALDEN, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a man riding a bicycle has died after being struck by a garbage truck in Malden.

The cyclist was struck at about 4:20 p.m. Wednesday on Lynn Street and ended up under the truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim’s name was not immediately released, but police say he was more than 30 years old.

The garbage truck driver stopped at the scene and there was no word on charges.

The victim was seen in a nearby convenience store shortly before he was killed and police are reviewing surveillance video from the store.



Child Struck by Vehicle in West Newbury, Massachusetts

Filed under: Personal injury — Local News @ 4:52 pm

A child was med-flighted to a hospital after being struck by a car in West Newbury, Massachusetts, Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

According to West Newbury Police, a silver Toyota Corolla struck a boy on South Street around 4 p.m. Police would not say if the driver has been charged or if she was treated for injuries; she was not on the scene when NECN arrived.

The boy’s grandfather told NECN his grandson is at a hospital in Boston with his parents and is expected to be okay.

Massachusetts State Police say they’re assisting local law enforcement with investigating.

The focus of the investigation was on the hill at the end of South Street where West Newbury meets Byfield on the North Shore. State troopers were reconstructing the crash, slamming on the brakes several times.

The speed limit is posted at 25 mph on the narrow, curvy country road. There wasn’t any visible damage on the car as it was towed away, finally reopening the road.

Source: NECN

September 11, 2014

Man killed in South Berwick golf cart crash identified

Filed under: Personal injury — Local News @ 10:05 pm

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine —Police have identified the man killed in a golf cart accident in South Berwick on Wednesday.

South Berwick police said Eric Sullivan, 27, of Stoughton, Massachusetts, died when he was thrown from the golf cart at the Links at Outlook Wednesday afternoon.


Police said the driver of the cart lost control on a long, steep hill on the 14th hole and both men were ejected.


Sullivan was a passenger in the golf cart.


The cart landed on Sullivan’s head, South Berwick Police Chief Dana LaJoie said.


They were among a group of 10 to 13 people from Massachusetts playing golf.


Both the driver and the Sullivan had blood drawn to determine blood alcohol content, Lajoie said.

The driver was treated for injuries at the golf course, the Links at Outlook, South Berwick police said in a release. The crash was reported at 2:50 p.m.


The South Berwick Police Department, Berwick police and the Maine Warden Service responded to the call,  Lajoie said.


Even though Lajoie said it appeared the crash occurred in South Berwick, South Berwick police are working with Berwick police on the investigation because investigators were not certain of the exact location of the fatality.

Source:  WMTW

Elderly Hanover Pedestrian Hit By Car

Filed under: Personal injury — Local News @ 10:04 pm

An elderly woman is suffering from life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car in Hanover.

The incident occurred near the intersection of Washington and Webster streets around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, Hanover Deputy Fire Chief Barbara Stone told WCVB. The woman, whose name has not been released, was sent to South Shore Hospital, according to The Boston Globe.

We will update as more information becomes available.


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