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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.


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.

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Massachusetts police arrest Springfield woman for hit-and-run

The Massachusetts State Police recently reported that they have arrested a woman in connection with the recent hit-and-run accident involving a teenager, according to masslive.com

26-year-old Springfield resident Jomaris Colon allegedly struck 16-year-old Agawam resident Alex Scafuri on his skateboard and fled the scene on Friday, March 20. The boy was left with critical injuries, but is expected to recover. Police also believe that Colon was intoxicated at the time of the incident.

An Agawam Police Sergeant said Colon was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and causing serious bodily injury, operating a motor vehicle negligently, operating a motor vehicle without a license, obstruction of justice, and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.

Our attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP in Massachusetts can help you pursue financial compensation from reckless of negligent parties in order to recover the losses you’ve accumulated as a result of the accident. Call our offices today at (617) 426-4488 to learn more about our legal services.


UMass student dies in Belchertown car accident

Twenty-year-old Freehold, New Jersey resident and University of Massachusetts Amherst student Matthew Schiek was struck and killed by a pickup truck in the early morning hours of February 14, CBS 3 Springfield reported.

Schiek and three other students were standing in the vicinity of Old Amherst Road and Two Ponds Road next to Schiek’s broken down vehicle, according to Belchertown Police Detective John Raymer. Schiek attempted to cross the road in the direction of the residency where he had called a taxi when a pickup truck traveling east along Route 9 in Belchertown hit him at around 1:45 a.m. None of the other students were reported as injured.

Raymer said the driver of the pickup truck remained at the scene of the accident and cooperated with the investigation of the police authorities. It was also reported that drugs, alcohol or any other erratic behaviors are not believed to have contributed to the pedestrian accident.