A drunk driving car accident can occur at any time of day, which means that Massachusetts residents are constantly in danger for suffering personal injuries in drunk driving car accidents. Intoxicated drivers rarely cause car accidents during their first drunk driving experience. These drivers can habitually drive drunk for years before injuring someone, which means that they are a constant threat to responsible motorists for an extended period of time.
Distracted driving is a problem in Boston and throughout the country. Many drivers cause car accidents in the Boston area because they are preoccupied with their mobile devices. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration head David Strickland believes that new technology to turn cars into mobile devices is dangerous and will increase the number of car accidents across the country.
In our last post we discussed a dramatic Fathers' Day porch collapse that injured 16 people in the Boston neighborhood of Jamaica Plain. The collapse provoked a massive response from local emergency crews and a Boston Fire Department spokesman said that all fire department supervisory personnel responded to the scene of the porch collapse.
Partygoers in Boston's historic Jamaica Plain neighborhood suffered personal injuries after an overloaded two-story porch collapsed around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. Authorities believe that the porch at the multi-family Nira Avenue home buckled under the weight of the party guests. At least 12 people were rushed to the hospital for treatment.
A dog attack is a terrifying experience for any Boston resident to undergo. A dog bite can result in lasting scars, disfigurement, or even the wrongful death of a dog attack victim.
The Boston health care community was recently shocked by the wrongful death of a 25-year-old worker in a Revere group home. The 25-year-old woman was a counselor in a group home and was reportedly beaten and stabbed by a schizophrenic patient. That patient was not on his medications and left alone with the young woman despite his violent history.
We previously covered the fatal car crash that killed one of Massachusetts' first female state troopers. We also discussed the crash that was caused by a Massachusetts woman when she slammed head-on into a trooper's vehicle while driving drunk. That woman pleaded not guilty in Dorchester District Court to leaving the scene of an accident, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and driving while under the influence, among other charges.
Many residents in the greater Boston area rely on public transportation to commute to and from work. High downtown parking rates, traffic congestion and environmental consciousness are all factors that motivate Boston residents to use public transportation. Some commuters also believe that they are at a decreased risk of suffering personal injuries on public transportation because mass transit accidents are rarer than car accidents.
In our last post we discussed a drunk driver who hit a state trooper's car head-on. Although the trooper in that drunk driving car accident only suffered minor injuries, many other troopers suffer more severe personal injuries due to the reckless driving habits of others.
Drunk drivers injure many Massachusetts residents and are a danger to local law enforcement officers. The Boston Globe reports that 45 state troopers have suffered personal injuries since the beginning of 2010 and that half of those troopers were injured by drunk driving accidents.