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Older Pedestrian, Bicyclist Killed in Separate Massachusetts Truck Accidents

A 68-year-old woman was killed on Wednesday after she was struck in a Boston-tractor trailer crash. She was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital where she died from her injuries.

No charges were filed against the 38-year-old Saugus truck driver. Witnesses say that the woman appears to have been crossing against the light. The investigation, however, is still open.

Also Wednesday, 65-year-old Marcia Deihl sustained fatal injuries in a Cambridge dump truck crash. The bicyclist was leaving a Whole Foods Market parking lot when she was struck. Diehl was pronounced dead at the Massachusetts bicycle accident site.

According to state police, the 44-year-old Medford driver may not have known right away that he struck her with his vehicle. He did, however, stop as soon as he realized what happened. The dump truck driver was operating the vehicle for excavation contractor CJ Mabardy.

The Boston Globe reports that Boston Cyclists Union director Pete Stidman said that, to his knowledge, this is the first pedalcylist death this year in the area where the union operates, which also includes Brookline, Boston, and Somerville. He noted that about half of bicycle deaths that happen involve big commercial vehicles.

On Monday, a 22-year-old Taunton woman was killed when she was ejected from her vehicle in a Warren, MA tractor-trailer accident on the Mass Pike. Police say that Meaghan Noel was driving her 2009 Honda Element eastbound when she appears to have lost control of her SUV, which then went over the median to collide with a semi-truck heading westbound. The 52-year-old truck driver, Sandra Debonis, was extricated from her cab and medflighted to Worcester. This Massachusetts truck crash also remains under investigation.

If you or someone you love was injured in a Massachusetts truck crash, you should speak with a Boston traffic collision lawyer right away. Commercial truck crashes may lead to catastrophic injuries, especially for those who were not in the large truck at the time of the collision. That said, truck drivers are also subject to serious injuries caused by other parties. An important next step is to explore your legal options.

Injuries from a truck collision may require extensive medical care, time off work, and other losses and damages. You want to be able to recover everything you are owed from the liable party or parties.

Truck companies are equipped to deal with Massachusetts truck crash claims. You do NOT want to settle with them without talking to a lawyer first. Injured truck drivers may also be entitled to Massachusetts workers’ compensation benefits.

For your free case consultation, contact Altman & Altman, LLP today to speak with a Boston tractor-trailer attorney. Call 617-326-5347 or 877-721-4824. Legal fees are contingent upon financial recovery.

Young woman killed in Mass Pike Tractor-Trailer Crash, CBS Boston, March 9, 2015

Cyclist, pedestrian die in crashes in Cambridge, Boston, The Boston Globe, March 11, 2015

 

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