Snow Contributes to Multiple Crashes in Salem, MA Area

Wintery weather contributed to a number of automobile accidents in Salem, MA and surrounding communities last Wednesday.

A woman driving a Toyota Corolla slid into a Ford F-250 truck that was parked on the side of the road at 290 Canal St. while the driver was trying to active the vehicle’s four-wheel drive. Manna Whitfield was identified as the driver of the Corolla and Matthew Plauche as the driver of the F-250. Both Salem residents escaped injury, said police.

Another driver, Robert Dee of Salem was struck the right rear of a school bus and then skidded into a parked car. He was traveling down Wilson Street toward Jefferson Avenue when he tried to brake but couldn’t stop. There were no reported injuries to either Dee, the bus driver, or any of the passengers. Police didn’t issue any citations. “It was snowing, and the roads were very slippery,” according to police.

Shortly after that, Walden Miranda of Lynn crashed into the rear bumper of an MBTA bus at 285 Lafayette St. The bus was picking up passengers at the time, but there were no reported injuries. The Maxima sustained damage to its front grill and bumper, and the bus had minor unspecified damage.

A number of winter-related accidents happened in Beverly, MA. A Nissan hit the rear end of a North Shore Tech bus carrying eight students while it was stopped at a railroad crossing close to Laurel and Dodge Streets. No injuries were reported. A motor vehicle slid off the road, colliding with a fence at 27 Greene Street.

Twelve accidents were reported to police in Danvers, MA between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. No one reported any injuries from the collisions. Police also received reports of car colliding with a hydrant at Centre and Prince Streets and a vehicle stuck on an icy road at the intersection of High Street and Route 128.

A vehicle went off the road and into the woods at Route 128 and Andover Street in Peabody.
Police received multiple reports of accidents in Hamilton and Ipswich during the morning. Slippery conditions on Highland Street in Hamilton led to an accident, with one person being transported to Beverly Hospital as a precaution, said police.

Massachusetts Car Accident Attorneys

Snow, sleet, and freezing rain lead to an increase in motor vehicle accidents during the long winter months in Massachusetts. If you have been injured in a collision with a motor vehicle in bad weather, please contact us at 800-481-6199 or by email for a free case evaluation. You may be entitled to compensation.

Source: Morning sees flurry of accidents,, January 17, 2013.

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