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Lawrence two-vehicle collision kills one

An accident involving a motorcycle, two pedestrians, and a car on Route 114 near the North Andover line in Lawrence on Thursday, September 22 at around 12:30 a.m. resulted in the death of one person and injured two others.

According to preliminary investigations, 64-year-old Methuen resident William Bickford had been driving a motorcycle along Route 114 when he was hit by a car, causing him to crash into two pedestrians who were walking along a nearby sidewalk.

Bickford was declared dead at the scene of the accident while the two pedestrians, a man and a woman in their 20s, were transported to area hospitals to receive medical attention for their non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the car that caused the accident did not stop to help the victims and left the scene of the accident as it happened.

Police officials are currently conducting investigations to find out the car and the identity of its driver.


Needham vehicular accident critically injures one person

An individual was taken to the hospital after said victim was hit by a motor vehicle along the railroad tracks at Main Street in Needham in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. According to Patch, the accident occurred around 6:15 a.m. on Tuesday, September 27.

The victim was transported to Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts by the Needham Fire Department for the treatment of a head wound and other serious injuries. At the time of the transport, the victim was at least semi-conscious. The accident is still under investigation by the Needham Police Department and the Wellesley Police Department crash reconstruction team.

Our attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP provide legal services for clients in the state of Massachusetts. We handle personal injury accident cases ranging from automobile accidents and trucking negligence to drunk driving accidents and malfunctioning vehicles, among others. Call our offices today at (617) 426-4488 to learn more about our practice and see what we can offer you.
 


Belmont man charged with hitting Lexington police officer with his vehicle

Belmont, Massachusetts resident Sean McKeown was arraigned in Concord District Court on Friday, September 23 for charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol (second offense), operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol causing serious bodily injury, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. The charges come in relation to McKeown hitting a Lexington police officer with his car.

According to District Attorney Marian Ryan, McKeown was driving his vehicle along the intersection of Pleasant Street and Follen Road in Lexington on Thursday, September 22. Upon seeing that the street was under construction, McKeown tried to return to the traffic circle to reverse his direction, but he crashed into a police officer who was patrolling the area.

Judge Lynn Brendemuehl released McKeown on personal recognizance and instructed him not to drive without a valid driver’s license and not to have any alcoholic beverages until his hearing on November 2, 2016.

Contact our medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP today at (617) 426-4488 if you need legal help obtaining compensation for a personal injury accident in the state of Massachusetts.
 


Massachusetts man pleads not guilty to charges of motor vehicle homicide

66-year-old Massachusetts resident Robert Loranger caved in to hunger pangs and decided to grab some take-out at a local Taco Bell drive-thru after hitting a pedestrian with his vehicle in Springfield. The accident occurred in Hampden County on Friday, September 9, according to a report from MassLive.

Loranger made a not guilty plea last Monday, September 12 to charges of motor vehicle homicide while under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, among other charges. Preliminary investigations by the police showed that Loranger crashed into 51-year-old Harry Fernandez, who later died as a result of the injuries he sustained during the accident, at the hospital he was transported to.

Loranger said he did not stop his vehicle after hitting something while driving down the road, thinking he hit only a cardboard box. The car pulled into the drive-thru lane of a nearby Taco Bell restaurant after running over the pedestrian.


Elizabeth Mulvey included in Best Lawyers®

Elizabeth Mulvey of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP has been recognized by her peers in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for her work in medical malpractice and personal injury litigation.

Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based entirely on feedback from peers. To be included, a lawyer must first be nominated by another attorney. They are then reviewed and voted on extensively before finally being accepted. Being named to Best Lawyers is a great honor in the profession.

We are proud of Elizabeth’s accomplishments and strive for continued success in personal injury and medical malpractice cases in Boston, MA.


How Rhode Island is fighting wrong-way drivers

Massachusetts’ initiatives to police wrong-way drivers is lagging behind the efforts of its neighbor, Rhode Island.

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) finished a $2 million project last year to upgrade signs and striping at 145 spots. They also placed detection systems at 24 high-risk areas. The technology informs Rhode Island State Police and displays warnings to other motorists via overhead electronic signs if there is a wrong-way driver on the road. RIDOT said their detection system has triggered 47 times and prevented an accident every time. In comparison, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s way of addressing this problem is by lowering “wrong way” and “do not enter” signs so drivers can see them more clearly.

The lawyers at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP seek to meet the legal needs of our clients in Massachusetts by providing them with personalized attention and the resources to achieve good results. If you are involved in a wrong way accident, call our offices today at (617) 426-4488 to speak with a qualified member of our legal team about your situation.


70% of American teenagers admit to using apps on phone while driving – survey

A new poll released by San Francisco, California-based nonprofit organization Common Sense Media has shown that at least 70% of teenagers in the United States admit to using applications on their phones while driving and 50% of them say that they feel as if they are addicted to their mobile phones.

Another survey, issued by the American Automobile Association, showed that 68% of teenagers in the country admit to composing and sending text messages, making phone calls, and listening to music while driving. The AAA noted that 60% of vehicular accidents involving teenagers are caused by distracted driving.

Massachusetts-based Agawam Auto School said in an interview with local news channel 22News that a person has the same chance of being involved in a car accident that was caused by distracted driving as a car accident that was caused by drunken driving.

If you’ve been involved in an accident caused by a distracted driver, our high-quality personal injury attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP give individual attention and moral support alongside legal help and have an added benefit of many years of experience in representing victims of personal injury accidents in the state of Massachusetts. Call our offices today at (617) 426-4488.


Pedestrian hit by vehicle on Central Street

A woman sustained a head injury after she was struck by a van along Central Street in Acton, Massachusetts at around 12:47 p.m. last Wednesday, July 6.

The woman, who was yet to be identified publicly by the police, was airlifted via helicopter to Boston Medical Center for the quick treatment of her injuries.

In an e-mailed statement to reporters, Acton Deputy Police Chief Richard Burrows said police officers responded to the scene of the accident and found an unconscious but still breathing middle-aged woman lying on the road. Eyewitness and driver accounts show that the woman went up on the hood of the van and rolled off to fall onto the pavement.

Our high-quality personal injury attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP will provide your personal injury case with undivided attention and bestow you with compassionate and emotional support. Call our offices today at (617) 426-4488 to speak with a qualified member of our legal team.


Quinnipiac student dies in single-vehicle crash

Nineteen-year-old Quinnipiac University student Jacqueline Gray was a passenger in a car with five other people when the brakes of the vehicle supposedly stopped working. The apparent malfunction caused their vehicle to crash into a telephone pole around 11 p.m. on Sunday, July 3.

The car was travelling to a fireworks display in Milford and was on Congress Street at the time of the accident. Gray died as a result of her injuries while confined at the UMass Memorial Medical Center on Monday, July 4. Quinnipiac University issued the following statement: “It was with profound sadness that we informed our university community today about the loss of Jacqueline Gray, a member of the Class of 2019 who was a dean’s list student majoring in psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences.”

Our team at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP are sending thoughts and condolences to the victim’s family and friends as they mourn the loss of their loved one.


Springfield man pleads not guilty after fatal accident

28-year-old Springfield, Massachusetts resident Thomas Murphy pleaded not guilty last Wednesday, June 22 to charges that include leaving the scene of a personal injury accident that resulted in death and driving an unregistered vehicle. The charges come after Murphy hit a pedestrian, 52-year-old James Heath, and caused his death around 10:30 p.m. on May 29, 2016.

According to an article of The Hastings Tribune, Murphy was released on personal recognizance after entering his plea. Heath died at the hospital as a result of the mortal injuries he incurred. Murphy was incarcerated in 2010 after he was convicted of a bank robbery.

The  personal injury lawyers at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP provide comprehensive legal services to our clients in the state of Massachusetts. We attend to the legal needs of injured victims to help them recover the compensation they deserve as a result of their injuries. Call our offices at (617) 426-4488 to discuss your personal situation and learn more about our services.