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Four-car Cape Cod car accident signals the beginning of Fourth of July weekend

A Cape Cod car accident Friday morning sent an area woman to the hospital by MedFlight helicopter after she failed to stop and caused a chain-reaction collision near West Dennis, Cape Cod Online reported.

Police report she was driving a Hyundai Sonata east on Route 28 when she apparently slammed into a line of vehicles stopped at a red light. The impact of the crash sent the GMC SUV in front of her into a black Nissan, which struck a minivan. The woman was flown to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and another motorist was taken to Cape Cod Hospital.

As we reported on our Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog, officials expect heavy traffic on the roads over the Fourth of July weekend, with more than 1.7 million motorists expected to be traveling through New England.

Authorities are urging motorists to celebrate responsibly, don’t drink and drive, wear your seat belt and avoid distracted driving, speeding and other hazards this weekend. Please allow extra time to reach your destination and just expect beach areas to be as crowded as they are likely to be at anytime this year.

In the Plymouth area, authorities are expected to be patrolling the roads and beaches in cars, on foot and on horseback.

“You get people from all over southeastern Massachusetts coming down here and a lot of them are just coming to drink, carouse and cause trouble,” said Plymouth police Capt. John Rogers.

Police throughout the state will be looking for intoxicated or impaired drivers as they seek to reduce the number of drunk driving accidents in Massachusetts.

Nationwide, Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July have been the deadliest holidays on the nation’s roads in recent years, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

If you have been injured in a Boston car accident or an accident elsewhere in Massachusetts, contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 877-617-5333.