Worcester residents have likely heard by now that the famous actor and comedian Tracy Morgan has suffered very serious injuries in a car accident. The circumstances surrounding the crash serve to illustrate some important legal points for any accident victims.
A man was taking a stroll with his wife along South West Street in Feeding Hills, Massachusetts during the noon-hour last Thursday. Investigators say that the man was struck by a passing motorist, who failed to stop at the scene of the accident. The driver of the car apparently crashed into other items in the area and came to a stop roughly a half-mile from the pedestrian accident scene.
Stories about accidents involving drunk drivers are not particularly a new phenomenon. For many years, lawmakers, commentators and drivers have known that a drunk driver can pose risks to many people, including other motorists, pedestrians and passengers in the same vehicle. In recent years, the idea of the dangers of distracted driving has made its way into the public consciousness. Similarly, driving under the influence of drugs is a growing concern in many areas of the country.
Authorities have charged a Massachusetts trooper after he was allegedly involved in a fatal drunk driving accident while off duty last Sunday. A 64-year-old Carver, Massachusetts, woman and her 23-year-old daughter lost their lives in the wreck. Police believe that the mother may have crossed the center line before the trooper’s car slammed head on into hers on Federal Furnace Road in Plymouth shortly after Midnight last Sunday morning.
A Worcester Police officer and a civilian were injured in an accident at Webster Square Plaza Tuesday morning. The officer is a member of an accident reconstruction team and was at the plaza working on a detail unrelated to Tuesday's accident. Police say that a civilian had witnessed a car crashing into a pillar at the mall, and the civilian and police officer approached the wrecked car to check out the situation.
Two teens had what must have been a terrifying experience as the two were riding in a car early Saturday in Attleboro, Massachusetts. The 18-year-old woman behind the wheel says that she saw a car driving on the wrong side of the road, traveling directly toward her and her friend. The teen says that she began to flash her high beams to alert the oncoming car to the danger--to no avail.