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Massachusetts woman in critical condition following dog attack

A woman was recently viciously attacked by a dog in Massachusetts, according to police. The dog attack reportedly left her in critical condition, and she was transported to the hospital for treatment. Police said that the woman was badly bitten in the face by her boyfriend's dog. When authorities and first responders arrived to care for the woman, they realized that her injuries were life threatening and more serious than they previously believed. The woman was initially taken to a local hospital for medical treatment but was later taken by helicopter to a larger hospital for treatment of her injuries. At last report she remained in critical condition at the hospital.

How much damage could an inattentive truck driver cause?

This blog recently discussed the protections and resources available to victims of distracted drivers. With the problem of distracted driving increasing, you may wonder how serious it is for truck drivers and how many and how often truck drivers are driving distracted? A study from 2009 revealed that in 71 percent of truck accidents, the truck driver was discovered to be doing something other than watching the road. In addition, a 2006 study revealed that inattentive driving was a leading factor in crashes and near crashes and that 80 percent of crashes involve driver inattention three seconds before the accident.

Distracted driver accident victims have rights

Distracted driving is causing a greater number of car accidents as the concern grows. In general, distracted driving has always been a concern for motorcyclists in Worcester because other drivers may not be attentive, observant and careful enough to spot a motorcyclist. This can have dramatic consequences for the motorcycle rider. Unfortunately, many drivers using cellphones, including talking on cellphones while driving and texting while driving, are causing various kinds of motor vehicle accidents.

Pedestrian injured in Worcester hit and run car accident

The legal process provides options for victims of car accidents in a variety of situations. A pedestrian was recently struck by a vehicle in Worcester and police are looking for the vehicle and its driver. The vehicle, a black SUV or black truck, struck the pedestrian and then fled the scene of the accident. The 29-year old victim suffered a serious leg injury in the car accident and was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries that were considered non-life threatening. According to authorities, the victim was struck while crossing the street with friends; the vehicle that struck him did not stop and continued on.

Winter In Massachusetts Means Taking More Precaution

Many people will tell you that winter in Massachusetts is the best time of the year; when you can pull out your favorite sweaters, enjoy evenings sitting in front of the fireplace, wear your favorite boots, enjoy freshly roasted chestnuts and drink lots of hot cocoa.

Help protecting against truck accidents and when they occur

Semi-truck accidents can have horrific consequences. There are 11 million semi trucks travelling greater than 288 billion miles each year in the United States. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports that during 2009, large trucks were involved in 286,000 truck accidents which resulted in 3,000 deaths and 74,000 injuries. These numbers represent many victims and families impacted by semi-truck accidents.

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