Monday, December 30, 2013

Route 7 Head-On Crash Claims Life, Injures Three in Williamstown

The Lowell Sun has reported that a woman suffered fatal injuries Thursday morning in a head-on collision with another vehicle on Route 7 in Williamstown. Three other individuals involved in the accident were rushed to an area hospital with serious injuries.

While the cause of the accident is continuing to be investigated, authorities have reported that a Buick Lucerne and Hyundai Elantra impacted in the area of New Ashford Road and that road conditions may have been a factor in the fatal crash, as it had snowed.

The female passenger of the Elantra was rushed to a local hospital following the accident, but later succumbed to her injuries.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Three Hurt in Serious Holliston Collision

The MetroWest Daily News reported this week that three individuals suffered injuries in a collision involving two vehicles that occurred on Washington Street in Holliston Thursday evening.

Officials reported that two occupants were trapped inside their vehicles following the accident, which took place just before 7:00 p.m. in the area of Johnson Drive. The Jaws of Life were used in order to remove the two individuals from the vehicles.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Teenage Bicyclist Struck, Killed in Hopkinton

According to The Metrowest Daily News, a 13-year-old Hopkinton boy was riding his bike on Route 85 in Hopkinton last Wednesday when he was struck and killed by a vehicle operated by a 16-year-old girl.

The tragic accident occurred at approximately 4:45 p.m. at the intersection of Route 85 (Hayden Rowe) and Granite Street.  A Good Samaritan reportedly performed CPR on the boy while waiting for authorities to arrive on the scene.  Emergency responders transported the boy to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and both state and local police are continuing their investigation into the deadly accident.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Driver Suffers Medical Emergency, Crashes in Hyannis Accident

The Cape Cod Times has reported that a driver in Hyannis suffered a medical emergency while traveling on Attucks Lane.

The man, who is reportedly in his 60s, left the roadway due to the medical incident and drove into the woods before crashing his vehicle at about 3:00 p.m. that afternoon. The accident occurred in the area of Hathaway Pond and the Hyannis Golf Course according to authorities, whose investigation into the crash is continuing.

Friday, June 28, 2013

How to Avoid Stand Injuries

When you think about stands, you think about hunters, professionals who work in labor departments and industries, firemen, and other professionals who frequently see great heights due to their career choices. While stands and lifts assist many working professionals with their duties, they can also lead to dangerous situations. Many people who work in these professions are injured every year when they fall from stands and lifts used for their jobs. Stand-related injuries are often incredibly serious because the falls typically occur when the lift or stand is at its highest level, many feet above the ground with no barrier to catch the worker underneath.

Injuries Caused by Falling From Heights

Stand injuries are similar to those attained from falling from heights, but these injuries may also be slightly more serious since the person involved may become caught in the lift or in the safety restraints. Most often, injuries falling from stands occur because the person involved is not using their safety restraints properly or at all or is using a broken safety restraint. There are many different types of serious injuries that can be caused by falling from a lift, a stand, or a bucket. These injuries include but are never limited to: