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.

Initiatives to slow down speeding violators along I-495 in MA

The Massachusetts police and the state Department of Transportation announced to the public on November 18 a plan to curtail speeding on Interstate 495, as highway development has contributed to a rise of this reckless driving behavior, The Boston Globe reported.

State Police spokesman David Procopio said there have been frequent crashes resulting in personal injury and even death since speeding violations have increased in the past years along the highway.

In actuality, the program had already launched two weeks before the program’s public announcement. Electric signs measuring the speed of oncoming vehicles were posted in various spots to determine where drivers were speeding the most; this was done beforehand to see how or if speeding changed before and after the announcement.

Our attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, in Massachusetts are dedicated to pursuing financial compensation for every client hurt in a personal injury accident. Call our offices today at (617) 426-4488 to set up a meeting with a member of our legal team.

Barnstable woman given lesser charge in hit-and-run accident

24-year-old Barnstable resident Angelica Barroso has been charged with fleeing the scene of an accident causing personal injury after hitting 20-year-old Sheila Moreta, who was riding a bicycle when the accident happened back in June 2012.

Barroso was originally charged with fleeing the scene of an accident causing death, but according to the judge who handles her case, “harm resulting in death was not proved beyond a reasonable doubt”.  The charge was then lessened because Moreta was struck by another vehicle after Barroso’s vehicle hit her, according to The Cape Cod Times.

If you have been harmed due to the negligent actions of other people,  our Boston-based legal team at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP may be able to help you file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party.  Call us at (617) 426-4488 so we can discuss your situation.