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Preventing fatal truck accidents with side-guards

Some of the most dangerous motor vehicle accidents in Massachusetts and nationwide occur when a standard automobile collides with the side of a semi-truck. In what are known as an under-ride accidents, the automobile is forced underneath the side of the semi-truck, shearing off the roof, smashing the windshield in and often causing a fatality. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, under-ride crashes constitute about 50 percent of all deadly accidents that occur between automobiles and semi-trucks. In fact, in 2015, 750 fatalities occurred in such crashes.

Deadly crash at auto auction reveals potential safety issues

Last week this blog reported on an auto accident that took place at an auto auction in Massachusetts. In that collision, a worker drove a Jeep Grand Cherokee into a building, and struck 12 people. Three of the victims died and nine were injured. It was an unfortunate incident that never should have happened.

Fatal car accident recently took place at an auto auction

Some people in Massachusetts enjoy going to auto auctions, in hopes of purchasing a vehicle for less than what they would pay at a car dealership. Most people do not anticipate that they could be injured at an auto auction. However, anywhere where automobiles are operated there is the possibility that a major accident could occur.

Animal attacks go beyond dog bites

While most people in Massachusetts know that sometimes even the gentlest of dogs can lash out and bite a person, other animals besides dogs can bite or attack. For example, sometimes a horse can hurt an innocent person, and some people in Massachusetts even keep wild animals as pets.

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