Articles Posted in Road Defects in Massachusetts

At about 5:30 a.m. today a tractortrailer jackknifed suddenly on Route 93.  Jack-knifed Tractor-Trailer Shuts Down Highway

This happened on the route traveling southbound, just before Exit 36 in Woburn.

The accident forced the closure of the right two lanes of the highway.

Both lanes were reopened about an hour later.

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In the latter part of Monday, a male riding a motorcycle was hurt in a crash on Route 146 in Sutton. He was from Whitinsville. Motorcycle Crash on Route 146 in Sutton Causes Injuries

The nearly 30-year-old rider was transported via ambulance to Worcester’s UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus with severe injuries.

The Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction division has begun an inquiry into the accident. The 1991 Harley-Davidson motorcycle was the single vehicle involved. The rider was traveling southbound at nearly 5 p.m. when the crash happened. The scene was being evaluated until about 7:30 p.m.

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Springfield police shut down Bradley Road early this morning due to a car accident. The vehicle hit a pole in the middle of the night. The road was closed for hours. Springfield's Bradley Road Shut Down After Overnight Crash

According to Springfield Police Sgt. Piemonte the collision occurred around 4 a.m.

There were no injuries reported and the driver was the only one on the vehicle. There was extensive damage to the pole, such that an Eversource crew was dispatched to begin repairs.

Bradley Road re-opened around 3 p.m. The Springfield Police Department is still undergoing a review of the accident to determine the cause.

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This morning, at about 10:30 a.m., Route 28 Southbound was shut down due to a car accidentCar Crash Closes Route 28

The portion of the highway near MacArthur Blvd to Otis Rotary in Bourne, was closed off.

The highway was reopened several hours later. However, another lane remained close for repairs to a pole.

Thirty-one-year-old Katherine Ibanez was driving her car in Attleboro earlier this month, when she suddenly jerked her car to avoid hitting another car.

In Ibanez’ own words today, we learned:Katherine Ibanez Speaks About Being Impaled in Car Crash

“My car just spun all the way around. And then when I looked down, I had a pole stuck right here, [chest]”

The foot-long pole crashed through her windshield and into her arm, chest and back. Her lung was punctured in the collision. The pole caused extensive damage throughout her body, but sparing her main artery.

Ibanez was admitted for nine days in the hospital and her medical procedures are not over. She has already had numerous blood transfusions and surgeries, with more to come.

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Firefighters in Springfield squelched a truck blaze on Switzer Avenue this afternoon. The fire disintegrated the truck engine, the trailer and two vehicles that strapped on the trailer, according to a fire official. Springfield Vehicle Fire Accident

Dennis Leger, assistant of Fire Commissioner Bernard J. Calvi reported that the incident happened prior to 3 p.m. on 170 Switzer Street.

Firefighters came on scene to find the trailer already on fire.

Arson and Bomb Squads are figuring out the cause of the fire.

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Traffic was delayed on the Mass Pike traveling eastbound in Chicopee because of a brush fireChicopee Mass Pike Highway FIre

According to Massachusetts State Police Trooper reports, the fire could be seen near  Exit 6.

There are no further details on whether vehicles were involved, or if any injuries were sustained due to an accident.

Today, Manchester Police revealed that Thomas Tortora was the victim of a fatal accident on Sunday. The man, a Manchester resident, was killed on Highland Street by impact. Manchester wrongful death guard rail accident

Tortora was traveling down Highland Street at a great rate of speed. His vehicle slammed into a guard rail, the force of which ejected him from the scene of the accident. He was declared dead at the scene.

Initial law enforcement conclusions are that the cause of the accident was speed.

Another early morning accident, yesterday, out of Lynn has been reported. Lynnfield Street, Lynn Car Accident.JPG

The collision occurred at Cowdrey Avenue and Lynnfield Street, outside a 7-Eleven.

The car accident happened at shortly after 7 a.m. on April 17th. There are no further details on the incident.

Shortly after midnight today, Bourne Barracks officers with the State Police were dispatched to a car accident on Route 195 East in Mattapoisett to discover that the driver died in the accident. Single-Car collision fatality Mattapoisett

The driver of the 2013 Toyota Camry was a nearly 40-year-old female resident of Bourne. Law enforcement officers have pieced together that she veered to the left toward the median and ran into a tree. There were no other passengers in the vehicle. Officials have not yet released her identity.

What caused the woman to veer off and crash is still unknown. The State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, Crime Scene Services Section, Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office investigators, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will be looking further into the cause.

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