fatal car accident

Springfield Man Killed in Chicopee Head-On Car Collision

By Tom Kiley on February 23, 2010 - Comments off

February 23, 2010 – Chicopee, Mass. – A Springfield man was killed in a head-on car collision Saturday afternoon in Chicopee, Mass.

According to MassLive Lonnie Lee Murphy, 46, was driving his Geo Prism on Meadow Street at about 2:45 p.m. when he struck a Ford Explorer head-on. Murphy was transported to Baystate Medical Center, but authorities had pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Kevin St. John, 41, was driving the SUV and his passenger, Darleen Morrison, 36, was transported to the hospital for the treatment of serious personal injuries. Though it is not entirely clear what caused the head-on car collision, it appears that the Geo Prism veered over the center line into oncoming traffic.

Authorities continue to investigate the cause of the SUV crash.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2008 Massachusetts Crash Statistics, there were 363 fatalities as a result of car accidents in Massachusetts.

Our heart goes out to the family and friends of Lonnie Lee Murphy for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. We offer our deepest condolences to Murphy’s family. We wish the other victims, Kevin St. John and Darleen Morrison, the very best for a quick and complete recovery. Please keep these victims and Murphy’s family in your prayers.

Contacting a Personal Injury Lawyer

It would be in the Murphy family’s best interest to contact an experienced Chicopee, Massachusetts personal injury lawyer, who can analyze all elements of this tragic accident and ensure they get the justice and compensation they rightfully deserve. In any fatal car accident case involving a negligent driver, families of deceased victims may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation for medical/funeral expenses and other damages.

A qualified car accident lawyer should also look into whether there was a dangerous condition on the roadway. If such a condition caused or contributed to this fatal car accident, the city or governmental agency responsible for maintaining that particular roadway could be held liable. Massachusetts has a statute of limitations which may prevent you from filing a claim against a governmental agency if too much time has passed.

 

Driver Charged in Fatal Sturbridge Rollover Accident

By Tom Kiley on February 22, 2010 - Comments off

February 22, 2010 – Sturbridge, Mass. – A young Worcester woman died Friday night in a rollover accident on Interstate 84 in Sturbridge, Mass.

The Boston Globe
reports that Courtney Bird, 25, died when the pick-up truck she was riding in was struck by an SUV that was attempting to change lanes. Police said that Bird died at the scene of the rollover crash.

Two other passengers, an 8-year-old girl and a 26-year-old woman, were ejected from the truck and were transported to University of Massachusetts Medical Center for the treatment of serious personal injuries. The driver of the truck, a 59-year-old woman, was not injured.

The driver of the SUV, Jose Rodriguez, 23, was charged with speeding and may face other traffic charges for his role in the tragic I-84 crash. Rodriguez and his 4 children were transported to UMass Medical Center to be treated for their accident injuries. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2008 Massachusetts Crash Statistics, there were 363 fatalities as a result of car accidents in Massachusetts.

Our heart goes out to the family and friends of Courtney Bird for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. We offer our deepest condolences to Bird’s family. We wish the other victims the very best for a quick and complete recovery. Please keep these victims and Bird’s family in your prayers.

Contacting a Personal Injury Lawyer

It would be in the Bird family’s best interest to contact an experienced Sturbridge, Massachusetts personal injury lawyer, who can analyze all elements of this tragic accident and ensure they get the justice and compensation they rightfully deserve. In any fatal car accident case involving a negligent driver, families of deceased victims may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation for medical/funeral expenses and other damages.

A qualified car accident lawyer should also look into whether there was a dangerous condition on the roadway. If such a condition caused or contributed to this fatal car accident, the city or governmental agency responsible for maintaining that particular roadway could be held liable. Massachusetts has a statute of limitations which may prevent you from filing a claim against a governmental agency if too much time has passed.

 

Mass. Woman Killed in New Hampshire Single-Car Accident

By Tom Kiley on February 15, 2010 - Comments off

February 15, 2010 – Sutton, N.H. – A Massachusetts woman was killed Thursday morning in a Sutton, New Hampshire single-car accident on Interstate 89 (I-89).

According to Concord Monitor, Gretchen Geiger, 54, of Centerville, Mass. was driving her 2006 Volkswagen Jetta on I-89 when the car went off-road while rounding a curve near mile marker 28. Geiger was ejected from the vehicle when it rolled over multiple times. Authorities said she appeared to have not been wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Geiger, who was the car’s lone occupant, suffered fatal crash injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by rescue crews just after 7:20 a.m. Authorities continue to investigate the single-car accident and what caused the victim to lose control of her vehicle, on what some refer to as a particularly dangerous section of the highway.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2008 Massachusetts Crash Statistics, there were 363 fatalities as a result of car accidents in Massachusetts.

 

Woman Dies In Fiery Single-Car Accident in Oak Bluffs

By Tom Kiley on February 4, 2010 - Comments off

February 4, 2010 – Oak Bluffs – A 37-year-old Edgartown woman died Monday evening in a fiery crash that occurred near a hospital parking lot.

According to The Martha’s Vineyard Times, Rachel Dow died after her 1988 Acura Legend drove into the woods and caught fire in a tragic single-vehicle accident.

Witnesses said that at about 5:45 p.m., Dow was driving in the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital parking lot, when she quickly drove away, crossed the road and crashed into the woods.

Officials believe crash victim Rachel Dow had a medical emergency that caused her to keep her foot on the Acura’s gas pedal, thereby causing the car to drive into the woods. Witnesses said that the car’s tires continued to spin even after the vehicle crashed. Authorities believe this may have caused the vehicle to ignite.

Accident victim Dow was critically injured in the fatal crash and was unresponsive when medical officials arrived. Dow was pronounced dead after she was transported to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.  

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2008 Massachusetts Crash Statistics, there were 363 fatalities as a result of car accidents in Massachusetts.

We offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Rachel Dow for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Our heart goes out to everybody who knew and loved Dow. Please keep them in your prayers.

Contacting a Personal Injury Lawyer

It would be in the Dow family’s best interest to contact an experienced Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts personal injury lawyer, who can analyze all elements of this tragic accident and ensure they get the justice and compensation they rightfully deserve. In any fatal car accident case involving a negligent driver, families of deceased victims may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation for medical/funeral expenses and other damages.

A qualified car accident lawyer should also look into whether there was a dangerous condition on the roadway. If such a condition caused or contributed to this fatal car accident, the city or governmental agency responsible for maintaining that particular roadway could be held liable. Massachusetts has a statute of limitations which may prevent you from filing a claim against a governmental agency if too much time has passed.

 

Victims Identified in Fatal Holyoke and Springfield Car Crashes

By Tom Kiley on January 21, 2010 - Comments off

January 21, 2010 – Springfield – The victims in two recent car crashes in Springfield and Holyoke have been identified by local police.

According to reports in Masslive.com, police have identified the 21-year-old fatal victim of a Springfield car crash that took place on January 19th as Toni Bushey of Chicopee. Police believe speed was a major factor in the single-car crash that also sent James Garnes and Erin Fett to Baystate Medical Center.

Also identified by police was the fatal victim of a recent car accident on Route 5 as 42-year-old John Hughes also of Chicopee. Hughes was killed in a tragic single-vehicle car accident when he lost control of his Chevy Camaro and struck a utility pole, splitting the pole in two.

Our sincere condolences go out to all of the victims of these tragic car accidents.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2008 Massachusetts Crash Statistics, there were 363 fatalities as a result of car accidents in Massachusetts

Car Accident Liability Issues 

In such cases, it is always in the victims’ best interest to contact an experienced Andover Massachusetts personal injury lawyer, who can analyze all aspects of the incident, identify the negligent parties and hold them accountable. If an auto product defect or mechanical malfunction is suspected, it is always a good idea to preserve the crashed vehicle, unaltered so it can be examined by an expert carefully for product defects, mechanical malfunction and other evidence.

 

Fatal Rollover Accident on Route 2 in Leominster

By Tom Kiley on January 19, 2010 - Comments off

January 19, 2010 – Boston - A fatal rollover accident on Route 2 in Leominster has resulted in the death of the male driver.

According to reports on The Boston Channel, the rollover accident took place yesterday on Route 2 East near the Interstate 190 Interchange when the driver of a 2002 Suzuki lost control of his vehicle, causing the vehicle to rollover and land in the median.

Police are not yet releasing the name of the male rollover accident victim and the crash remains under investigation at this time.

Our sincere condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim, please keep them in your prayers.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2008 Massachusetts Crash Statistics, there were 363 fatalities as a result of car accidents in Massachusetts.

We understand that the Boston Police Department’s Accident Division is looking into the rollover accident. However, even while the police are investigating the rollover crash, we suggest that the family of the victim consult a Massachusetts personal injury lawyer

How a Massachusetts Accident Lawyer Can Help 

If you have been injured in a car or highway accident, a Massachusetts personal injury lawyer can ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries. An experienced Massachusetts accident attorney will piece together details of the collision to determine who was responsible and who should be held accountable. You can receive compensation for physical and emotional trauma, loss of wages, medical bills, and other damages.

 

Conn. Driver Pleads in Fatal I-91 Crash

By Tom Kiley on January 15, 2010 - Comments off


January 15, 2010 – Springfield –
The driver charged in connection with a fatal Springfield, Mass. Interstate 91 auto accident has entered a plea of not guilty. 

According to a story from Masslive.com, Nathaniel Chisnall, 20, of Enfield, Conn. pleaded not guilty to numerous criminal and traffic charges stemming from the July 2009 crash, which left one person dead and six others with personal injuries. 

The charges against Nathaniel Chisnall are listed below: 

  • Three counts of “driving under the influence of alcohol with serious injury”
  • Negligent driving
  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Falsely obtaining a driver’s license 

According to police, the deadly I-91 accident occurred soon after Chisnall left another accident scene, where he had caused a crash and fled before police could respond. He entered I-91 south while traveling at a high rate of speed, lost control of his Jeep Wrangler and struck a guardrail. 

One of the passengers in Chisnall’s vehicle, David Ray, of Enfield, died in the fatal highway accident. Five other passengers in the vehicle were transported to a nearby hospital for the treatment of personal injuries. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2008 Massachusetts Crash Statistics, there were 363 fatalities as a result of car accidents in Massachusetts

Our heart goes out to the family and friends of David Ray for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. We offer our deepest condolences to David Ray’s family. We wish the other victims the very best for a quick and complete recovery. Please keep these victims and David Ray’s family in your prayers. 

Contacting a Personal Injury Lawyer 

It would be in the Ray family’s best interest to contact an experienced Springfield, Massachusetts personal injury lawyer, who can analyze all elements of this tragic accident and ensure they get the justice and compensation they rightfully deserve. In any fatal auto accident case involving a negligent driver, families of deceased victims may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation for medical/funeral expenses and other damages. 

A qualified auto accident lawyer should also look into whether there was a dangerous condition on the roadway. If such a condition caused or contributed to this fatal auto accident, the city or governmental agency responsible for maintaining that particular roadway could be held liable. Massachusetts has a statute of limitations which may prevent you from filing a claim against a governmental agency if too much time has passed.

 

Driver Pleads in Fatal I-195 Rollover

By Tom Kiley on January 14, 2010 - Comments off


January 14, 2010 – New Bedford –
The driver charged in a fatal 2009 rollover accident on Interstate 195 in Dartmouth, Mass. has entered a plea of not guilty.

The Cape Cod Times
reports that Dakota Lauren Jones, 21, of Pocasset, Mass. appeared Wednesday in a New Bedford court, where she pleaded not guilty to a charge of motor vehicle homicide. Reports show that she may have taken prescription medications on the day of the accident. 

The fatal four-car highway crash occurred on Oct. 14, when the car driven by Dakota Lauren Jones crossed a median and crashed into a vehicle driven by fatal victim Susan M. Lepage, 46, of New Bedford. 

Susan Lepage’s car then crashed into a third vehicle, which subsequently flipped over and collided with a fourth that was parked on the shoulder of the highway.

Crash victim, Daniel Allende, 29, of Fairhaven, Mass. suffered personal injuries in the highway rollover. Victim Susan Lepage died in the collision. 

Dakota Lauren Jones, who also was charged with speeding, was released on personal recognizance and will appear again in court on March 17. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2008 Massachusetts Crash Statistics, there were 363 fatalities as a result of car accidents in Massachusetts

Our heart goes out to the family and friends of Susan M. Lepage for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. We offer our deepest condolences to Susan Lepage’s family. We wish the other victim, Daniel Allende, the very best for a quick and complete recovery. Please keep this victim and Lepage’s family in your prayers. 

Contacting a Personal Injury Lawyer 

It would be in the Lepage family’s best interest to contact an experienced Dartmouth, Massachusetts personal injury lawyer, who can analyze all elements of this tragic accident and ensure they get the justice and compensation they rightfully deserve. In any fatal car accident case involving a negligent driver, families of deceased victims may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation for medical/funeral expenses and other damages. 

A qualified car accident lawyer should also look into whether there was a dangerous condition on the roadway. If such a condition caused or contributed to this fatal car accident, the city or governmental agency responsible for maintaining that particular roadway could be held liable. Massachusetts has a statute of limitations which may prevent you from filing a claim against a governmental agency if too much time has passed.

 

New Lead in Fatal Bourne Hit and Run Accident

By Tom Kiley on January 5, 2010 - Comments off

January 5, 2010 – Bourne - An SUV has been confiscated and a person of interest is being questioned by Bourne police in connection to the death of 17-year-old Andrew Dexter, who was killed in a hit and run accident and found on New Year’s Day.

According to reports on The Boston Channel, a woman from Plymouth is currently being questioned by police after a phone tip led them to her damged SUV. Apparently the woman’s SUV has two large dents on the front passenger side of the vehicle as well as some missing silver trim, silver trim that may be identical to what was found at the scene of the fatal hit and run crash.

Andrew Dexter’s body was found behind a guard rail on New Year’s Day on Head of the Bay Road.

Our heart goes out to the family and friends of Andrew Dexter for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. We offer our deepest condolences to his family.

We understand that the Bourne Police Department’s Accident Division is looking into the hit and run accident. However, even while the police are investigating the crash, we suggest that the Dexter family consider consulting a Massachusetts personal injury lawyer.

How a Massachusetts Accident Lawyer Can Help

If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, a Boston Massachusetts personal injury lawyer can ensure that you receive fair compensation for your loss. An experienced Massachusetts accident attorney will piece together details of the collision to determine who was responsible and who should be held accountable. You can receive compensation for funeral expenses, emotional trauma, loss of future wages, and other damages.

 

Victim Named In Fatal Mass. Pike Wrong-Way Collision

By Tom Kiley on December 31, 2009 - Comments off

December 30, 2009 – Boston - Police have released the identity of a driver who was severely injured in a deadly head-on, drunk driving collision early Sunday morning on the Massachusetts Turnpike.

The Boston Herald reports that victim Rene Bronfield, 49, of Worchester, suffered substantial personal injuries in the collision, which occurred when Philip Daniels, 33, of Norwood, drove the wrong direction on the Mass Pike and crashed into Bronfield’s sports car. Police said Daniels was driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Crash victim Bronfield sustained a traumatic brain injury and lost an eye in the highway wrong-way collision. His injuries were considered to be life-threatening and he remains in critical care at an area hospital.

Bronfield’s passenger was killed in the car accident. As of this posting, authorities had not yet identified the deceased passenger, pending notification of his family.

Police have released several details about the tragic Mass. Pike accident:

  • Daniels had a blood alcohol level of .23. The legal limit to drive in Massachusetts is .08.
  • Bronfield was driving a 1978 MG Midget, and Daniels was in a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
  • Daniels told police officers that prior to the car crash, he had been drinking at a bar in South Boston.

Defendant Daniels has pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide while driving drunk, among other traffic charges. He was not injured in the wrong-way highway crash.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2008 Massachusetts Crash Statistics, there were 363 fatalities as a result of car accidents in Massachusetts

Our heart goes out to the family and friends of the deceased victim for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. We offer our deepest condolences to the victim’s family. We wish the other victim, Rene Bronfield, the very best for a quick and complete recovery. Please keep these victims and their families in your prayers.

Contacting a Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyer

It would be in the best interest of the victim’s families to contact an experienced Boston, Massachusetts personal injury lawyer, who can analyze all elements of this tragic accident and ensure they get the justice and compensation they rightfully deserve. In any fatal car accident case involving a negligent driver, families of deceased victims may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation for medical/funeral expenses and other damages.

 

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