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What to Do if You Have Been Hit by a Truck as a Pedestrian in Massachusetts?

Published in Pedestrian Safety, Truck Accidents on December 6, 2022

Imagine starting your morning by taking a walk around your neighborhood. You’re excited to say hello to neighbors or local business owners you might know. Maybe there are dogs you like to see on your morning walks, you’re getting your daily dose of sunshine and exercise, or you’re running errands. Out of nowhere, you’re suddenly…

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Pedestrian Accidents in Marked vs. Unmarked Crosswalks

Published in Pedestrian Safety on July 7, 2020

The streets of Boston are not safe for pedestrians. Throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 78 pedestrians died in vehicle-pedestrian collisions in 2018 alone. Pedestrians have to navigate many risks when walking around Boston. Some of the most common are distracted and negligent drivers. Collisions are most common in places where pedestrians and vehicles intersect. Crosswalks – both…

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The Dangers of Texting While Walking

Published in Pedestrian Safety on July 7, 2020

Pedestrians are the most vulnerable users of the road. A pedestrian could suffer life-altering injuries in a collision. As a pedestrian in Boston, you can reduce your risk of accidents by obeying pedestrian laws and paying attention to where you are walking. One of the most dangerous things you can do as a pedestrian is…

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Who Is At Fault If a Jaywalker Gets Hit By a Car in Massachusetts?

Published in Pedestrian Safety on March 13, 2020

Pedestrian accidents are tragic collisions between motor vehicles and pedestrians. The person walking or jogging almost always suffers more severe injuries than the driver of the vehicle in a pedestrian accident. All drivers must pay attention to the road and obey traffic laws to try to prevent pedestrian accidents. Pedestrians, however, must also do their…

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Massachusetts Crosswalk Laws

Published in Pedestrian Safety, Personal Injury, Safety on October 16, 2019

Massachusetts’ crosswalk laws are something every roadway user should learn before getting on the road. Misinformation and lack of crosswalk education are what contribute to hundreds of pedestrian and bicyclist collisions each year. As of October 2019, over 1,200 pedestrian accidents have occurred in Massachusetts this year alone. Pedestrian collisions can cause catastrophic injuries such…

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Pedestrian Injured in Motor Vehicle Accident

Published in Pedestrian Safety on September 5, 2019

On September 3rd, a man was hit by a car in Worcester, MA, and sustained serious injuries.  The victim was brought to the hospital by first responders following the accident.  The car remained outside the Honey Farms store on Lincoln Street – where the incident occurred.  No update has been provided for the condition of…

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Duck Boat Accidents Prompt New Legislation in Boston

Published in Pedestrian Safety, Personal Injury on September 27, 2016

Citizens of the Boston area are likely familiar with “duck boats,” amphibious vehicles that ferry tourists around the seaside city. Duck boats are actually decommissioned war vehicles from the World War II era that the city re-purposed for tourism. Duck boats are common in several American cities and, unfortunately, have been the cause of dozens…

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The MBTA Late Night Service Cancelation Will Affect Drunk Driving

Published in Car Accidents, Pedestrian Safety on March 17, 2016

Since 1983, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has provided free rides every New Year’s Eve in Boston. This originated due to the high incidence of drunk driving accidents in the city during this holiday. In addition to increased punishment for drunk driving, this act lowered tragic accident rates this time of year and helped…

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Distracted Walking and the Threat to Your Safety

Published in Pedestrian Safety on October 13, 2015

Our smartphones keep us connected to current events in real time. Unfortunately, they also pose a distraction that can prove to be quite dangerous. According to Stateline, which reviews emergency room visit data, pedestrian accidents due to cell phone use have increased by over a third since 2010. Sometimes the injuries are innocuous, like bumps…

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Safety Tips for Driving and Walking in Boston

Published in Car Accidents, Pedestrian Safety on August 11, 2015

Boston is an active city that is pedestrian friendly, full of recreational activities, and a commercial hub. Whether you live, play, or work here, knowing how to travel safely is one of the best ways you can protect yourself from accidental injury. Every city has its quirks and must-know things about traveling, so here are…

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