Boston, MA (July 7, 2018) – The Boston Fire Department announced on Friday that one of its own has died in a motorcycle crash. The deceased firefighter has been identified as Justin D. Poitras. Poitras died when his motorcycle crashed into a car at the intersection of Clapp and Boston Streets in Dorcester. Poitras was 31 years old at the time of his death and had served as a Boston firefighter for a number of years. Prior to becoming a firefighter, he served his country in the US Marine Corps.
There is no word on what caused the crash at this time and the other driver has not been identified. Police in Boston are still investigating the crash as of Saturday morning.
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Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Justin Poitras. Mr. Poitras was a man who served his community well and gave back to others through his service. We know he will be missed by the many that knew and loved him.
Motorcycle accidents can be, and often are, serious in nature. While riding a motorcycle brings thrills, it also brings dangers. Motorcycles have little protection from outside forces in the event of a collision as the rider’s body is completely exposed except for a helmet and any other protective gear they may be wearing. While we certainly encourage the use of protective gear, many times there is little to be done to prevent serious injury in a motorcycle crash.
In some cases, other drivers fail to respect the rights of motorcyclists to be on the road. They may fail to yield or fail to leave proper space between their vehicle and the motorcycle. This can cause accidents to occur which are not the motorcyclist’s fault. If a driver is negligent and their negligence leads to injuries, a motorcyclist has a personal injury claim against the driver.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a Massachusetts motorcycle accident, you need a strong personal injury firm to fight for you. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, we have a team of dedicated professionals who are willing to go to bat for you and give your case the time and attention in it deserves. We focus our practice on personal injury, including motorcycle crashes, so that we can better serve you in your time of need.
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