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images-3-2Massachusetts is home to many bicycle riders.  With beautiful scenery and an abundant area suited to the use of bicyclists, it is no surprise that many riders are out about across our state on a daily basis.  However, this comes with the caveat that more bicyclists also means more accidents.  Thousands of bicycle accidents are reported in Massachusetts each year.  For those who choose to ride their bicycles, there are important laws and safety regulations to keep in mind before heading out for the journey.

Where Can You Ride?

Most streets and roadways are bicycle friendly and accessible. This also includes sidewalks and other typical pedestrian routes.  However, if there is clearly a sign prohibiting bicyclists from entering the area, you are not allowed to ride there.  Cities have also adopted specific ordinances which regulate bicyclists and the places where they can ride.  Check your specific city code for more information on any local laws in your area.

One Dead, Two Hurt in Athol CrashInjury accidents are an unfortunate fact of life across our city.  With a population of more than 600,000 residents along with thousands more visitors, streets and highways in and around the Boston area are congested with all types of traffic on a daily basis.  This keeps the Boston Police Department very busy responding to a variety of injury accidents involving both motor vehicles and pedestrians.

At around 4:45 am on June 22nd, Boston Police received word of an injury accident involving multiple vehicles which had just taken place at 875 Massachusetts Avenue.  Injuries were reported in this crash and police requested that medical personnel respond to the scene to treat the injured victims.  The injuries sustained are not believed to be life-threatening at this time.  Police are still investigating the details of this accident and have not publicly released a cause of the collision or or the identities of the drivers.

Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorneys