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Three Fatalities, Two Injuries Sustained in Recent Massachusetts Traffic Crashes During Christmas Week

If you or someone you love was seriously injured in a Massachusetts motor vehicle crash please contact our Boston car accident law firm right away. Unfortunately, serious collisions can happen during the holiday season. You want to speak with an experienced attorney to explore your legal options.

On Christmas Eve, one man died in an East Boston pedestrian accident when he was hit by a truck. No criminal charges have been filed against the driver. The pedestrian was in his sixties.

On Monday, a Charlton multi-vehicle crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike seriously injured one person and killed another. The collision happened in heavy traffic when two cars and a tractor-trailer collided. Another tractor-trailer then hit one of the cars, a 2011 Toyota Camry. The driver of the car was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead but was later revived with critical injuries. His wife, a 64-year-old woman, died.

Also that day, in a Peabody traffic crash, two people were injured and there was yet another death after a 1987 GMC flatbed tow truck that was hauling an auto rolled over. The truck’s driver, a 43-year-old man, was thrown from the vehicle. He was later pronounced dead at a Lynn, MA hospital.

The passenger in his truck, a 65-year-old man, sustained serious injuries. He was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital.The driver of a second vehicle involved, a 34-year-old woman from Randolph, sustained minor injuries, while the driver of the third car was not hurt.

In a press release issued on Tuesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration warned drivers in the U.S. to exercise extra caution during this time of year, when there is typically an increase in motor vehicle injuries and deaths. Among the reasons for the rise in traffic crashes is that there are more people out on the roads than usual driving to holiday parties, family gatherings, and vacation destinations. Alcohol consumption to celebrate the season is also a factor.

Fatal Rollover Crash Closes Route 128 Southbound, Patch.com, December 22, 2014

Pedestrian Struck And Killed In East Boston, Boston.CBSLocal.com, December 24, 2014

State police ID man killed in Peabody crash, The Salem News, December 22, 2014

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Massachusetts Truck Drivers Are at Risk of Serious Injuries on the Job, Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Blog, December 18, 2014
NHTSA Reports 326 Massachusetts Traffic Deaths in 2013, Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog, December 19, 2014

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