Over the Memorial Day weekend, a man riding a moped was seriously injured when he was the victim of a hit and run in Lynn, Massachusetts. Police are still searching for the car and the driver responsible.
Details Surrounding the Crash
On Monday, May 25 at around 9:30 PM police responded to a hit and run crash involving a man in a moped. The crash occurred on Union Street in Lynn. Witness’s state that the car involved in the crash was driving very fast and took off immediately after the crash occurred. The man driving the moped suffered severe burn injuries due to the gas from the moped catching on fire. Witnesses from the stores surrounding the area ran to extinguish the fire with fire extinguishers. The victim was taken by helicopter to Massachusetts General Hospital. At this time there are no updates as to how the victim is doing.
Increasing your Safety on the Road
According to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) the majority of accidents occur for the following reasons:
Collision at an intersection
In order to reduce the chances of being involved in a crash, one must be vigilant at intersections while at the same time making sure you increase your visibility to everyone on the road, especially at night.
Remember to ride within your ability. If you are new to riding, avoid riding at times when heavy traffic is expected or when conditions are not safe due to weather or visibility.
Bear in mind to keep your speed in check. The faster you are traveling the less reaction time you have which, in return, also limits the reaction time of other drivers to you.
And last but certainly not least, do not drink and ride. There is little room for error when on two wheels. When riding, a “fender bender” is not the likely outcome of any crash. Now that summer weather seems to have finally arrived and everyone is out an about, it is even more important to take extra steps to remain safe on the road.
If you have been injured as a result of a moped, motor scooter or motorcycle crash, Contact us today for a consultation and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
If you’re involved in an incident, as a pedestrian, where you’re struck by a bicycle, there are many different factors that could impact that incident as well as different parties that you may be unaware of that could impact that incident. If you were struck by a bicycle, the specifics of that case need to be determined. Were you in a crosswalk? Were you crossing the street with traffic? And often times when somebody’s driving a bicycle and they strike you, there may not be insurance coverage there. There may be insurance coverage there that you have to find out, that you have to determine, such as home owners insurance. Maybe that bicyclist was working at the time of the incident, was in a rush to make a delivery, it’s important to gather the information about the bicyclist’s employer to present that information going forward.
Contact a Boston Bicycle Accident Lawyer
My name is Kevin McCullough with the law offices of Mazow McCullough. If you’ve been injured, you need legal assistance, you have questions. You deserve answers to those questions and you deserve the best. Call our offices.
An emergency room doctor from Brigham and Women’s Hospital was killed on August 27, 2010 when the motor scooter he was driving collided with a truck in Brighton, Massachusetts.
Details of the Motor Scooter Accident
Boston police reported that police responded to a call for an accident involving a scooter and another motor vehicle on Beacon Street. The accident occurred when the emergency room doctor, an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an instructor at Harvard Medical School, collided with a truck. Upon arrival at the scene, police discovered the 50-year-old doctor suffering from serious injuries. He was taken to St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center where he died from his injuries. The victim left a wife and three children.
Motor Scooter Accidents Increasing
Our experienced Salem, Massachusetts personal injury attorneys have successfully handled motor scooter, moped and bicycle crash cases throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Our attorneys have found that these crashes occur frequently during daylight hours and during the spring and summer months. Given the increased popularity of bicycles and motor scooters, the personal injury attorneys at Mazow & McCullough had seen an increase in injuries and wrongful death claims.