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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.


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.


Drunk driver who killed one and injured two admits guilt

Twenty-four-year-old Jeremy Leiva of Providence, Rhode Island confessed on Thursday, May 26 that he was indeed driving drunk in a wrong-way car accident in Pawtucket on March 8, 2015. The crash resulted in the death of Leiva’s girlfriend, 25-year-old Flory Hernandez, and the injuries of a newlywed couple, Andrea and Scott Spillane.

Leiva pleaded no contest before Superior Court Judge Kristin Rodgers to six counts – one count of driving under the influence, one count of driving to endanger, both death resulting; two counts of driving under the influence resulting in personal injury; and two counts of driving to endanger. According to Assistant Attorney General Stephen Regine, Leiva and Hernandez went to a party in Pawtucket on the night of March 7, 2015, where they drank two bottles of wine as well as tequila. After leaving the party, Leiva drove their car onto the Exit 26 off-ramp for Route 95 north. He crashed into the Nissan driven by Andrea Spillane while driving the wrong direction at approximately 12:55 a.m.

The attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP know how important it is for the victims of personal injury accidents to hold reckless drivers accountable. If you were the victim of a negligent driver, call our offices at (617) 426-4488 to discuss your situation and discover how we can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
 


The most dangerous states for motorists

In 2014, 32,675 people in the United States were killed in car accidents. Although deaths by car accident totaled roughly 10,000 fewer in 2014 than they had in 2004, motor vehicle accidents are still a major concern for motorists in this country.

On average, there were 10.2 deaths for every 100,000 people in the United States in 2014. In Wyoming, which is considered the most dangerous state in which to drive, there were 25.7 deaths for every 100,000 individuals. Wyoming’s traffic fatality rate was five times higher than either Rhode Island or Massachusetts, which are considered the safest states in which to drive. One major factor that contributes to traffic mortality rates in states is the type of road most used. For example, car accidents occur at a disproportionately high rate on rural roads. Motorists are also more likely to drive recklessly and not wear seat belts along rural roads.

The attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, are known for their superior representation in medical malpractice cases, but we also take on a number of personal injury cases for clients who have suffered in a car accident. Whatever legal representation you need, our offices are willing to help. Call us at (617) 426-4488 to see what we can do for you.


Art teacher dies from misplaced manhole cover on roadway

On Friday, February 12, a misplaced manhole cover weighing over 200 pounds flew up and struck the windshield of a Honda sport utility vehicle that was traveling in the left lane of Interstate 93 south near the exit for the Thomas P. O’Neill Tunnel in Boston. Tragically, the accident resulted in the death of the SUV driver as she was making her daily morning commute to work.

The victim was later identified by the Milton Public School District as Glover Elementary School art teacher Caitlin Clavette.

Highway administrator at the Massachusetts Department Of Transportation, Thomas Tinlin, said that state transportation workers were asked to inspect around 500 manhole covers and utility panels throughout the Boston area “out of an abundance of caution” following the incident.

The thoughts of everyone at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, go out to the loved ones of the victim of this tragic accident.


Bridgewater, Raynham vehicular accidents result in multiple injuries

Two serious car crashes which happened less than half an hour apart resulted in injuries to three individuals and the delay of public traffic along Route 24 in Bridgewater and along Interstate 495 in Raynham, both in Massachusetts, on Monday, December 7.

A two-vehicle collision that occurred at around 2:40 p.m. on Route 24 South near Route 104 in Bridgewater critically injured two individuals and also caused the sides of Route 24 to close temporarily. The roads were opened to traffic about 40 minutes later. The injured victims were airlifted to Rhode Island Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Center in Boston, according to Massachusetts State Police trooper Paul Sullivan.

The Bridgewater Fire Department and the Massachusetts State Police responded to the scene of the accident and secured the area.

Meanwhile, a second accident occurred at around 3:10 p.m. when a pickup truck flipped over and came to rest on its roof on I-495 South near Exit 8 in Raynham, causing a 21-year-old New Bedford resident to suffer minor injuries.


Postal worker faces hit-and-run charges in Weymouth

Forty-year-old Whitman, Massachusetts resident Edmund Hagerty was taken into police custody on Saturday, October 24 for charges of operating a motor vehicle to endanger, leaving the scene of a personal injury, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in relation to hitting a pedestrian with his vehicle.

According to a police report, investigators responded to a report of an accident wherein a 44-year-old woman was struck by a mail truck at around 5:38 p.m. on Samoset Street in Weymouth.

Police were able to find the work truck in the middle of the road while Hagerty, the driver of the postal truck, was found on foot near Fogerty Street.

The victim was transported to South Shore Hospital for treatment of her non-life-threatening injuries.

Hagerty was arraigned on Monday, October 26 in Quincy District Court and will make his next court appearance on Wednesday, December 30.

Our team of legal professionals at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP is committed to providing our clients who have been hurt in pedestrian accidents in the state of Massachusetts with the best legal service we can offer. If you wish to retain our legal services, or if you would simply like to discuss your case with on of our attorneys, call our offices today at (617) 426-4488.