Pedestrian Accidents

Boston Bicyclist Struck and Killed

20 May 2013

A visiting scientist from Japan has been killed while riding her bicycle in Boston. Police say that the rider, who has been working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was struck at the intersection of Beacon Street and Charlesgate West at about 3:30 pm Sunday.

The cyclist has been identified by MIT as 36-year-old Kanako Miura, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Police describe her death as a hit-and-run and are looking for a garbage truck that may have been involved.

As the use of bicycles on roadways grows, concerns have increased regarding the safety of riders and drivers, and the ability of existing roadways to handle the increased volume. If you or a family member have suffered significant personal injuries as the result of a bicycle or car accident and would like to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney at Swartz & Swartz, P.C., please contact us. You can call us at (617) 742-1900, or if you are outside the Boston area, call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732. We are here to answer your questions and discuss how to protect your legal rights.

Man Struck and Killed by MBTA Bus

8 May 2013

Authorities say an 88-year-old man has died after being hit by a bus in Melrose. The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority says the man was struck by an MBTA bus near the intersection of Franklin and Pratt Streets around 7 p.m. Tuesday. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. It’s not clear if there were any passengers on the bus at the time of the incident. The MBTA says the driver of the bus will be kept out of service while the investigation continues.

Auto and bus accidents are among the leading causes of deaths and injuries in our country. Victims of motor vehicle negligence may have a variety of legal remedies. At Swartz & Swartz, P.C., we have represented victims of motor vehicle negligence and automobile defects for more than three decades. Our attorneys have the proven experience and expertise, as well as numerous successes in cases involving such product liability and negligence cases. If you or a family member have suffered significant personal injuries as the result of the negligent design or manufacturing of a motor vehicle, and would like to speak with an experienced attorney, please contact us. We are available to answer your questions and discuss important steps in protecting your legal rights; you can call us at (617) 742-1900, or if you are outside the Boston area, call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732. You may also contact us online.

BU Student Hit & Killed

19 November 2012

On Tuesday, November 13, a 21-year-old Boston University student was riding his bicycle at around 6:26 p.m., when he was struck and killed by a motor vehicle. According to police and witnesses, an MBTA bus might have been involved. The accident occurred in the intersection of Brighton Ave. and Harvard Ave. in Allston, Massachusetts.

Officials are investigating whether a bus driver may have failed to notice that he/she hit the victim, whose name is unidentified due to his family’s respects and wishes. The cyclist was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. According to MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo, the driver is 58 years old and has worked with the T for six years.

As the use of bicycles on roadways grows, concerns have increased regarding the safety of riders and drivers, and the ability of existing roadways to handle the increased volume. If you or a family member have suffered significant personal injuries as the result of a car accident and would like to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney at Swartz & Swartz, P.C., please contact us. You can call us at (617) 742-1900, or if you are outside the Boston area, call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732. We are here to answer your questions and discuss how to protect your legal rights.

MBTA Rider Seeks Justice After Attack

31 October 2012

On Tuesday October 23, at approximately 6:41 p.m., a woman was savagely beaten and robbed by a group of teens on her evening MBTA commute. According to reports, a violent crew grabbed the victim’s hair, smashed her face against a handrail, and then took her iPhone from her hands on the train as it pulled into the Tufts Medical Center MBTA Station. Officers said they found two knives. Three of the four juveniles pleaded not guilty to charges of unarmed robbery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Swartz & Swartz, P.C. has successfully represented victims in premises liability actions over the course of decades. Such lawsuits include generally the negligent failure to secure a premises to prevent injuries. Security failures in this context are especially concerning when they involve a failure to prevent illegal acts, like assault and battery or sexual assault. Further, a security failure can also result from the lack of training or supervision provided to employees at premises including bars and lounges, restaurants, schools or nursing homes.

At the Boston law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C., our injury attorneys are at the forefront of protecting victim’s rights by bringing personal injury cases to court for inadequate security in premises liability cases. Careless hiring of staff, failure to train and supervise staff and failure to ensure that security is adequate to protect guests, patrons, or residents can result in serious injuries, emotional scars, and even wrongful death. We are committed to ensuring that the victims of negligent security are compensated for their injuries and losses.

If you or a family member has suffered significant personal injuries, or if a loved one has suffered a wrongful death, contact the law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. Call (617) 742-1900 in the Boston area, or for clients in greater Massachusetts, New England, or other states across the U.S., call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732. Our premise liability and negligent security attorneys are here to answer your questions and protect your legal rights.

Bicyclist Struck By Hit And Run Driver in Wellesley, Massachusetts

27 August 2012

In Massachusetts, Wellesley police are searching for the driver who fled the scene after his car or truck struck and killed a cyclist in his 40s. Police say the vehicle was travelling north on Weston Road when it hit the cyclist riding in the same direction near the intersection of Linden Street last Friday afternoon, August 24th, 2012. Emergency workers found the man unconscious and took him to Newton Wellesley Hospital. The victim, now identified, was a Wellesley resident in his 40s. According to investigators, the bicyclist who was struck was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The vehicle that hit him did not stop and was last seen headed north on Weston Road.

Investigators are requesting that witnesses and anyone with information to contact the Wellesley Police Department at 781-235-1212.

As the use of bicycles on roadways grows, concerns have increased regarding the safety of riders and drivers, and the ability of  existing roadways to handle the increased volume. If you or a family member have suffered significant personal injuries as the result of a car accident and would like to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney at Swartz & Swartz, P.C., please contact us. You can call us at (617) 742-1900, or if you are outside the Boston area, call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732. We are here to answer your questions and discuss how to protect your legal rights.

By James A. Swartz of Swartz & Swartz, P.C.Permalink

6 Year Old Struck in Hit and Run

6 June 2012

In Brockton, MA a six-year-old boy on his way home from school was struck by a hit-and-run driver. The boy was walking home with his teenage sister when a black sedan with black tinted windows hit him and drove away. The precise circumstances leading to the tragic occurrence are unclear at this time. The child is currently still in the hospital with serious injuries but reportedly is making some progress toward a recovery.

If you or a family member have suffered significant personal injuries as the result of a car accident and would like to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney at Swartz & Swartz, P.C., please contact us. You can call us at (617) 742-1900, or if you are outside the Boston area, call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732. We are here to answer your questions and discuss how to protect your legal rights.

By James A. Swartz of Swartz & Swartz, P.C.Permalink

MBTA Van Kills Pedestrian

15 September 2010

On Monday, August 9, 2010, a man was struck and killed by an MBTA van in Norwood, Massachusetts. The 51 year old man was crossing the street when he was hit by “the RIDE” MBTA van, which takes people to different MBTA stops. The man was pronounced dead at Norwood hospital. The van was operated by a 62 year old man who was removed as a driver pending the completion of the investigation.

Apparently, the 51 year old man stepped off the curb just prior to the collision. Currently, police are investigating the incident, and charges have not been pressed against the driver of the van. If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian or public transportation accident, please contact the personal injury lawyers at Swartz & Swartz, P.C. for a free consultation.

By James A. Swartz of Swartz & Swartz P.C.Permalink