Fatal MA Speeding, Reckless & Running Red Light Car Accident

Massachusetts speeding accidentsOn April 25th, 2014 there was a very serious and tragic fatal car accident in Mansfield Mass. about 40 minutes from Boston, Massachusetts. There were two motor vehicles involved in this automobile crash. A Raynham, MA man was extricated from his motor vehicle and transported to the hospital in Attleboro. He later died.

The man at fault for the collision was allegedly speeding and ran through a red light without stopping. This alleged scofflaw was charged with litany of criminal and civil violations including reckless driving.

Channel 10 news reported: ” Witnesses, including an off-duty Mansfield Firefighter, indicated the second vehicle was headed NB on Rt. 140 turning left onto Norfolk St. with a green light, when Salvo ran the red light, crashing into the second vehicle.” http://www.turnto10.com/story/25349015/norton-man-arrested-in-mansfield-fatal-car-crash “Salvo was charged with motor vehicle homicide while OUI and reckless operation, speeding, fail to stop for a red light and marked lanes violation.”  CHANNEL 10 NEWS

Mr. Salvo, the alleged intoxicated motorist, was arrested at the scene of the car accident and transported via an ambulance, owned and operated by the town of Mansfield, with minor non life threatening to a hospital located in Providence, Rhode Island.

The Taunton Gazette reports: “According to Mansfield police, witnesses said they saw Nicholas G. Salvo, 23, of Norton, run a red light at a high rate of speed just as the Raynham man’s car was making a legal, left-hand turn onto Norfolk Street where it intersects Route 140.”It is unclear whether the loved ones of the estate of the deceased will file a wrongful death claim against the alleged criminal as a result of the deadly accident using a MA Wrongful Death Attorney.

” Section 24. (1) (a) (1) Whoever, upon any way or in any place to which the public has a right of access, or upon any way or in any place to which members of the public have access as invitees or licensees, operates a motor vehicle with a percentage, by weight, of alcohol in their blood of eight one-hundredths or greater, or while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, or of marijuana, narcotic drugs, depressants or stimulant substances, all as defined in section one of chapter ninety-four C, or the vapors of glue shall be punished by a fine of not less than five hundred nor more than five thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not more than two and one-half years, or both such fine and imprisonment.” MA Chapter 90 /Section 24 GeneralLaws

The man is now facing vehicular homicide charges. 

According to Fisher & Talwar, Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorneys

  • “Around 2 million drivers experience permanent injuries every year from car accidents.
  • 40,000 people lose their lives every year due to major accidents while driving.
  • 40% of all deaths caused by car accidents involve alcohol.
  • 30% of car accident fatalities are attributed to speeding.
  • Reckless driving accounts for 33% of all deaths involving major car accidents.”  http://www.ftpersonalinjurylawyers.com/blog/car-accident-statistics

Other Massachusetts Motor Vehicle and Truck Accident Personal Injury News:

ABC News in Mass. Channel 6 reported: “A Massachusetts woman has died after her car swerved into the back of a tractor trailer in Freetown Monday afternoon…Massachusetts State Police say the 32-year-old Raynham woman was driving on Route 24 North near exit 9 around 3:40 p.m. when she somehow lost control and crashed into the back of the truck that was parked on the shoulder of the breakdown lane. ”

 Motorcyclist seriously injured in Route 202, New Salem Crash

According to Masslive, “A motorcyclist was seriously injured Saturday when his Honda motorcycle collided with a Mazda passenger car as the two vehicles traveled on Route 202 near the New Salem-Shutesbury town line.” 

Needham police: two-car crash

Wicked Local in Needham reported: “On April 10 at 4:20 p.m., a two-car crash was reported in the area of High Street. One of the operators was reportedly transferred to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham for minor injuries. Police cited the operator for failing to use care in stopping.”

Post by Massachusetts Personal Injury lawyer, David Slepkow 401-437-1100

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