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A pedestrian crash on Forest street injured two people. Needham DPW workers were filling potholes near the Wellesley line when they were struck by a car. The accident occurred around 1:45 pm. Both workers were transported to local hospitals where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.


The accident caused traffic delays throughout the area, with parts of Forest Street closed, and the crash remains under police investigation.


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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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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.

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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On Monday, April 16th, a van and Sport Utility Vehicle were involved in a head-on collision on the snowy streets on Spencer. The accident occurred on Route 31 South near Howe Road and 132 Charleton Road.Spencer snow car collision injuries

Front and side airbags were deployed in the SUV which had extensive front end damage. The van had moderate left-side front end damage. Multiple injuries were reported and Spencer Fire and Spencer Police were on the scene.

The road was closed temporarily, forcing driver’s to find different routes around the accident scene.  There are no details at this time as to how the collision occurred or who the occupants were. It appears that the SUV may have veered into the oncoming traffic of the next lane and plowed into the van, according to photos of the scene.

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In Sturbridge, a large pothole at Exit 9 of the Massachusetts Turnpike caused trouble for many vehicles on Monday. The Massachusetts Department of Massachusetts Turnpike pot Hole Disables VehiclesTransportation had to close down several lanes to fill in the pothole. The closure also affected the exit near Interstate 84 west.

The vehicles that came into contact with the potholes could not be moved and needed the assistance of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation emergency service patrol truck.

There is no information on whether any of the drivers suffered injuries.

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At 10:15 a.m. on Roosevelt Avenue in Springfield, two cars collided. The incident occurred on the icy streets close to Butova Gymnasium at American Springfield triple car crash injuriesInternational College. It is unclear how or why, another car added to the accident shortly thereafter. Occupants in all three cars were transported to the hospital with injuries.

Icy Road Accident Lawsuit

As much as the local news would like you to believe that the weather reports are dependable, they are not. Sometimes, a driver finds himself amidst a sudden weather change, and must push on to their ending point. This change in weather may not have been something the driver was prepared for and an accident may occur. It may not be the weather alone that was the cause of the accident, but the condition of the road combined with the weather. The city responsible for maintaining the road may be liable to the driver for not foreseeing the dangerous road condition in certain weather conditions.

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