One of the officers was off-duty and riding his personal motorcycle when he was involved in an accident at Warren Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard. The second officer was on duty and responding to the first crash when he was involved in a motorcycle accident in the 500 block of Warren Street while riding his department motorcycle. While many people may not associate work accidents with traffic crashes, serious and fatal traffic accidents are a leading cause of Massachusetts work accidents.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 1,044 of the 5,214 fatal work accidents reported in 2008 involved highway accidents, not counting those accidents that occurred on city streets.
Both officers were transported to Boston Medical Center for treatment and the causes of the accidents are under investigation.
You can watch the report from My Fox Boston here.
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