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Nearly 24 hours after a multi-vehicle crash at the Gas Depot in Brockton, a female victim of the crash was declared dead today.Brockton Gas Station Multi-Vehicle Accident Fatality

Reports from the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office indicate that victim as in her 50s and had refused treatment at the scene of the accident on Thursday. The female eventually arrive at the Brockton Hospital where she was then transferred to Beth Israel Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

On Thursday, around 10 a.m., law enforcement were dispatched to the gas station at Main Street and Perkins Street. There, they discovered that a GMC Yukon collided into the female victim’s vehicle, before crashing into the gas station – slamming into a pole in the process. The GMC Yukon was stopped by another vehicle at the gas station.

The identities of the people involved have not been released.

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On Thursday afternoon Boston firefighters were dispatched to a home for something other than a fire. Boston Firefighter Rescue

They were able to save a female resident after she was trapped underneath a grate in the rear of the house.

According to reports, she was attempting to keep warm.

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Numerous people across the state will visit the emergency room annually for help due to slip-and-fall accidents. Some injuries will not be serious and after some quick treatment they’ll be on their way will not result in a hospital stay. However, other injuries can be severe such as fractures, breaks or even a fatality. Hundreds of slip-and-fall accidents can Massachusetts personal injury attorney slip-and-fall accidentstake a financial toll on the victim and his or her family. The most common reasons for this accident are the condition of surfaces and the lack of job training at the businesses.

Slip-and-fall accidents happen when the walking surfaces are left in an unsafe condition, like with water or other liquids. This is because of failure to maintain the surface, like removing the hazard timely. The surface can also be unsafe due to the weather, such as tracked-in snow. Even an attempt to do the right thing, like keep floors clean, can result in an accident. When signs are not posted to notify guests that the floor is slippery a dangerous accident can occur.

A walking surface that is not level is also cause for concern. Carpeting that is fraying or cracks and potholes can cause a slip-and-fall accident. The law mandates that property owners keep their land safe for guests who are invited onto the property. This means clearing any potential dangers.

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Drinking wells, near the April 9 oil spill around I-91 of North Thompsonville, in Enfield are safe for drinking, according to health inspectors. West SPringfield water contamination personal injury

They were evaluated after a fuel tanker collided, rolled over and dumped over 2,500 gallons of gasoline on the southbound Exit 49 ramp of I-91 of the Massachusetts state line.

A government spokesperson stated that the wells had been safe since April 13 The spokesperson also revealed that a private agency — ATC — is keeping on eye on the drinking water as well. ATC is filing reports with the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

According to Massachusetts law enforcement, the collision occurred after 1 p.m. on April 9. The driver of the truck was Jonathan Andrew Edwards, 32, of West Springfield, Massachusetts. He did not to clear the ramp’s bend. The truck rolled, ending up on the right shoulder.

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A terrifying car collision at a gas station in Brockton put one individual in the hospital with injuries.  Brockton Cash Station Collision

The cameras inside the Gas Depot station recorded the full accident. In the video, a dark car is seen entering  the station when a black Sport Utility Vehicles speeds in, rams into a couple of gas pumps and stops on the top of the dark car.

The accident, occurred at approximately 10 a.m. today and did not result in more casualties.

Brockton Fire officials who arrived on scene report that a third vehicle was also smashed into on Main Street in connection to this accident. Only the three individuals were involved.

Fortunately, not one of the gas tanks ignited and no one was run over. Law enforcement will begin an inquiry into the reason for the accident.

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Freshman Scott Erlandson, a student at UMass Amherst, has died in an unknown accident.UMAss Amhert student fatality

Representative of UMass Amherst released the news today. Erlandson is the third student fatality this semester. Another student, Caleb Martin, passed away in a car collision.

School officials refuse to release the details or circumstances surrounding his death.

 

Students and staff are advised to utilize therapy services being offered by the school.

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Yesterday, early evening, a fire broke out at a house on Three Rivers Road in WilbrahamWilbraham House Fire

The investigation into the cause continues today.

An elderly occupant and toddler were able to flee the house fire.

Firefighters had to shut down Three Rivers Road, starting with Circle Drive down to Boston Road.

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This evening, a 3-year-old Woburn boy was submerged underwater in a swimming pool and lost his life. Woburn law enforcement officials were dispatched to the boy’s home on Marlbourough Road close to 5:00 p.m. in response to a 911 report about a child that could not be located. Woburn Boy Drowns

When the officers arrived at the home, they learned the boy had been missing for over an hour. When the police entered the property, the boy’s body was located in the swimming pool behind the house. There was nothing on top of the pool, and it contained foliage but was not full to the top with water.

The toddler was not conscious when retrieved from the pool. He was immediately transported to Burlington’s Lahey Hospital where he was officially declared dead at 9 p.m due to drowning.

According to the Massachusetts State Police and Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, the boy was likely in the pool for quite some time. Due to the toddler’s age, his identity will remain private. There is an ongoing investigation.

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Residents of a Forest Park neighborhood in Springfield woke up Monday morning to a fallen tree. The tree smashed into a 1993 Honda Civic, a house at Springfield tree falling damage23 Vermont Street, and took down city wires. The house on Vermont Street will be reviewed by inspectors of the Department of Code Enforcement for habitability.

Falling Tree Accidents

Falling tree accidents cause hundreds of fatalities each year in this country, and far more than that in injuries. Injuries suffered from a falling tree can result in litigation against the property owner in certain situations. The owner of the tree or land on which the tree stood, had a duty to maintain the land and tree in a safe condition. A victim of a falling tree can sue a landowner if it can be shown that the victim was welcomed on the property by the landowner and if the landowner had reason to believe that harm was possible from its tree falling.

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Half a dozen individuals were removed from their apartments in Chicopee in the early hours of Monday, April 16th due to fire. The Chicopee Fire Chicopee Apartment FireDepartment discovered that the fire started in the back of one of the top units from an electrical problem. The State Fire Marshal’s Office was also involved in the investigation.

First responders arrived at the scene at 517 McKinstry Avenue to find that all the occupants  fled the burning building. The roof of the building was compromised in the fire. It took almost an hour for the fire to be tamed, and firefighters completely quenched the fire after multiple hours. The fire fight and clean up were handled by Holyoke, Springfield and Westover Air Reserve Base fire departments, although the bulk of the fight was handled by Chicopee firefighters.

The Pioneer Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross has come to the aid of the apartment occupants.

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