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Bike Accident on Congress StreetBeverly, MA (July 11, 2018) – A car and motorcycle collided in Beverly, Massachusetts Tuesday, leaving the motorcyclist hospitalized with injuries.

The crash occurred at Herrick Street and Sohier Road, around 1:25 pm.  At that time, a motorcyclist was traveling behind a Toyota passenger vehicle.  The Toyota attempted to turn left into a driveway.  The motorcyclist collided with the right side of the Toyota and the motorcycle toppled over into the roadway.

Two police units, along with fire and ambulance crews arrived on the accident scene.  The motorcyclist was injured in the crash.  He was transported to Beverly Hospital with a neck injury.  His condition is unknown at this time.  The Toyota driver was not hurt.  Police are still investigating the crash at this time.

Arthur J. Healey Jr. Killed in Motorcycle CrashWest Yarmouth, MA (July 11, 2018) – A motorcyclist died in crash in West Yarmouth on Tuesday.  The collision occurred near the intersection of Town Brook and Buck Island Roads.  The motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on Buck Island when it collided with a car crossing through the intersection.  The force of the impact produced a “non-survivable trauma” according to Yarmouth Police Lieutenant Kevin Lennon.  The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Police are still investigating and Lennon says it is “too early to say what happened.” The road was closed in both directions while police investigated the wreck and remained closed for a significant period of time.  A crash reconstruction team was called in to assist the investigation.  The driver of the vehicle also remained on scene to cooperate with police.   No further details about the crash are available.

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Update: Plantation Street Motorcycle Crash Victim Identified as Adrianna ColonBoston, 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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Marlborough motorcycle accidentEast Sandwich, MA (July 3, 2018) – A medical helicopter was called to the scene of a serious accident on Monday in East Sandwich, Massachusetts.  The accident happened around 6:30 pm on Route 6A at Ploughed Neck Road.  There, police say a motorcyclist was traveling along when he collided with a UPS delivery truck.  Sandwich Police and Fire Department officials came to the scene.  Sandwich Fire Department Captain Robert Black reported that the motorcyclist sustained serious injuries in the crash.  A medical helicopter was called in to airlift the motorcyclist to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston for treatment.

Police have not said how the accident occurred as they continue to investigate.  Neither the motorcyclist nor the UPS driver have been identified.  More information will be relayed should it later become available.

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Hit-and-Run Crash in Needham Involving MotorcycleNorwood, MA (July 2, 2018) – A Monday afternoon motorcycle ride turned tragic for one person in Norwood, Massachusetts.  At 1:18 pm, officers and emergency rescue workers were dispatched to the scene of a crash involving a motorcycle and a car on Route 1 North.  The roadway was immediately shut down as officers investigated the crash.

The motorcyclist was pinned underneath the car following the collision and had to extricated, according to the Norwood Fire Department. A medical flight helicopter was quickly called in due to the serious nature of the crash.  The helicopter transported the injured motorcycle rider to a hospital in Boston for treatment.  There is no word on the motorcyclist’s condition at this time or what may have caused the crash.

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1099135_motorcycle_-_blur_focus-300x200Truro, MA (July 2, 2018) – A car vs. motorcycle collision took place in Truro, Massachusetts on Sunday.  The accident happened just before 9:00 pm near Pilgrim Heights.  According to Truro Police, the crash involved the motorcycle and Volkswagen Tiguan.   The motorcycle was lying on its side in the roadway when police arrived.  A second motorcyclist had to “lay down” his bike to avoid becoming part of the collision as well.

The motorcycle operator was taken by ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital with unspecified injuries.  Neither the driver of the Tiguan nor the second motorcycle rider were hurt.  There is no immediate word on what caused this collision as Truro police continue to investigate the surrounding circumstances.

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motorcycle-300x200Taunton, MA (June 28, 2018) – A motorcyclist was left with life-threatening injuries following a crash with a vehicle on Thursday in Taunton, Massachusetts.  The crash occurred Thursday afternoon on Liberty Street.  Taunton police rushed to the scene to investigate upon receiving the call.  Officers believe the collision occurred when the motorcyclist struck a car which was backing out of a driveway.  Police say that the motorcyclist “broadsided” the car, causing the bike to overturn in the roadway.

Rescue units responded to the crash, along with police.   The motorcyclist, who is described only as a 20 year old from Taunton, was transported by ambulance to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.  A fire department official on scene described the injuries as “bad.”  The motorcyclist was initially pinned underneath the car and had to be extricated by the Jaws of Life.  Traffic was closed in both directions while the accident was investigated.  Police have not identified either the motorcyclist or the driver of the car, which was described as a Chrysler Sebring.  There is no word on potential charges at this time.

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Arthur J. Healey Jr. Killed in Motorcycle CrashA weekend collision on Interstate 93 near exit 3 left two motorcyclists injured.  The collision was reported to authorities on Saturday morning at around 10:00 am.   First responders rushed to the scene of the crash.  Upon their arrival, they discovered two motorcyclists lying in the roadway suffering from serious injuries.  Both motorcyclists were located in the high speed lane of the highway.

Firefighters from the Salem fire department responded to the crash.  They found one motorcyclist lying on the ground against a guardrail. The second motorcyclist was lying just north of the first.  One patient is described as having multiple abrasions which are not considered life threatening.  The second is described as having lower back and lower leg injuries, along with multiple abrasions.  It is unclear if the second man’s injuries are life-threatening.

Both patients were transported to a Boston hospital as the investigation of the crash remained ongoing.  The current condition of the victims has not been revealed.  Authorities have also not identified either motorcyclist in the crash.

Massachusetts police officerA motorcyclist in his 60s suffered severe injuries after colliding with a car on Range Road and was airlifted to Tufts Medical Center in Boston to receive treatment. Semi-conscious when police arrived, the victim complained of back and abdominal pain and a numbness in his legs.

 

The accident occurred around 2:30 pm near 101 Range Road, and the victim was wearing a helmet at the time of the injury. The severity of his injuries is unclear at this time.

 

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May is motorcycle safety awareness month. This is a time to encourage riders to take necessary safety precautions and to let motorists know they need to share the road with other vehicles like motorcycles.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cites several statistics as evidence for the claim that helmets can save lives. Their website asserts that a universal helmet law would be most beneficial to this end. A number of people involved in fatal crashes might have had their lives spared had they been wearing helmets.

Statistics that Highlight the Importance of Helmets