Tag Archives: Motor Vehicle Homicide

  • CASE STUDY: Eden Rafferty Uses Car Accident Reconstruction to Obtain Acquittal for Mother Charged in Death of Own Daughter

    An illegal U-turn and a speeding truck resulted in the tragic death of a child. The mother who made an innocent mistake was charged with vehicular homicide and operating to danger. Eden Rafferty defended the mother, reconstructed the accident scene, and successfully argued in court that the speeding truck was the cause of death.

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  • Bassist for 3 Doors Down charged with DUI, vehicular homicide

    The popular rock band 3 Doors Down is scheduled to perform in Massachusetts this summer. But the prospect of hearing and seeing the band live has dimmed for many in recent days as news emerged that the group’s bassist was charged this past weekend with killing another driver in what police describe as an impaired-driving car accident. Drummer Todd Harrell, …

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  • Auburn man indicted in fatal I-290 car accident

    Last November, there was a violent accident on Interstate 290 in Auburn. Police accuse a 26-year-old Auburn man of driving drunk and causing the crash that killed a 45-year-old Putnam man. According to law enforcement officials, the 26-year-old was driving a Jeep on I-290 when he slammed into the back end of a bread truck driven by the Putnam man. …

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  • Massachusetts family grieving after fatal hit-and-run accident

    Not far from us in Worcester, a family is grieving the loss of a loved one killed in what police say was a hit-and-run car accident. A 55-year-old Springfield grandmother was on her way to spend an Easter weekend with her daughter and grandchildren when she “was killed by a reckless driver who fled the scene,” according to a news …

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  • Massachusetts pedestrian accidents taking their toll

    Two separate Massachusetts pedestrian accidents in recent days have left one man dead and two brothers injured, law enforcement officials said. The fatality was 45 miles east of Worcester, where a 67-year-old maintenance worker was struck early yesterday morning by a 2006 Hyundai Sonata as he tried to cross a Cambridge street. The 40-year-old driver stayed at the scene of …

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  • Fatal bicycle accidents up 8.7 percent

    A Worcester Academy graduate and Boston University student was killed in a Massachusetts bicycle accident law week. According to police, the young adult was riding his bicycle when he was hit by a tractor-trailer turning the corner. This is just one of the many tragic bicycle accidents that have taken the lives of cyclists in Massachusetts and around the country. …

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  • Massachusetts Cyclist Dies Following Collision With Eighteen-Wheeler

    In December 2011, a 23-year-old bicyclist died following a fatal collision with an oil tanker in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The driver of the eighteen-wheeler was making a right-hand turn when he struck the cyclist leaving the bicycle pinned and stuck under the wheel of the truck. Authorities stated that the same intersection has had 27 accidents since January 2010. According to …

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  • Four Massachusetts Pedestrians Killed on Thanksgiving Weekend

    The past few weeks have been especially dangerous for Massachusetts pedestrians. During Thanksgiving weekend, four pedestrians were killed in separate Massachusetts fatal accidents. The victims included a 47 year-old Worcester woman who was killed while crossing Lincoln Street and a 75 year-old Sommerville man who was struck by an SUV in the O’Neill Tunnel after he exited his vehicle to …

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