Driver Burned in Boston Car Accident

A recent car accident in Uxbridge’s East Hartford Avenue has left a driver with critical injuries that he suffered when his car ignited into flames after slamming into a light pole. The driver sustained burns to forty-five percent of his body in the single car crash. Witnesses at the scene say that the car, a 2000 Chevrolet Impala hit a light pole at approximately 4:00am. The pole was split in half from the impact. The car then burst into flames with the driver trapped inside. Often, victims of such car accidents will seek the help of a Car Accident Lawyer such as Deborah Gold-Alexander.

Emergency Personnel Rush to Scene of Car Accident

The car accident was reported at 4:10 am, and rescue personnel rushed to the scene. The Massachusetts State Police, Uxbridge Fire Department, and Central Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council Accident Reconstruction Unit were all among those who were dispatched to the scene of the accident. The road remained closed during the efforts of the emergency response personnel. Firefighter Brett Lisak and Officer Peter Bates, along with the help of an unnamed “good Samaritan” was able to put the fire out and rescue the driver. Uxbridge firefighters treated the unidentified driver at the scene before he was life-flighted by helicopter to Umass Memorial Medical Center.

Car Accidents in Limited Lighting

Although police admit that speed and alcohol are suspected of contributing to the cause of the car accident, an investigation is ongoing. Night time driving could also have played a part in this tragic occurrence. A driver’s ability to judge distance is impressively impaired in the dark, and driving at night time is a leading cause of car accidents in the United States. When driving in areas where there is limited lighting, the driver may tend to make decisions based on what he or she can see. The statistics for night time car accidents is staggering. Although there are as much as sixty percent less drivers on the road at night, night time car accidents still account for as many as forty percent of all car accidents. This could be due to the fact that many night time drivers are drowsy, or drinking.

Most Likely Times for Car Accidents

The most dangerous times to drive seem to be just at sundown, and just at sunrise. This could be because the driver’s eyes are getting used to the changes in lighting.  Anytime a visual obstruction or poor lighting leads to an automobile accident, a good Car Accident Lawyer, such as Deborah Gold-Alexander, will investigate to see if the victim(s) deserve to be compensated for their loss of wages, medical bills, and more. If you or someone you love has been involved in a night time car accident, give Attorney Deborah Gold-Alexander a call today.

Revere Casino News

Voters from the city of Revere Massachusetts and the neighborhood of East Boston went to the polls on Tuesday to decide whether or not they supported the building of a casino, according to the Boston Globe. The proposed casino would be located at Suffolk Downs, a 78 year old thoroughbred horse track which is in both East Boston and the city of Revere, Massachusetts. The horse track is still in operation, and until 2010, a dog race was also held at Wonderland for many years. The casino is projected to cost about $1 billion.

East Boston voters voted against the casino but Revere voters overwhelmingly voted in favor of it.  Following, there has been talk of a “Revere only” scaled down casino on the acres located solely within Revere.  While this may be an uphill battle, there seems to be support for such a venue.

Those who are interested in the casino should contact Casino and Real Estate Lawyer Deborah Gold-Alexander.

Casino Brings New Revenue to Revere

Revere is a city which, like many others, is in need of new sources of revenue. With gambling being a common choice among residents as a way to increase revenue, a new casino seems to be just the answer they are looking for. In his effort to lobby for more support for the Suffolk Downs casino, Mayor Dan Rizzo stated over a week ago, “I feel this referendum is transformational. If the city votes for this project, it will elevate the city of Revere to what I would call a ‘world-class city’. We will be able to do things that we would never otherwise have been able to do, given our current financial situation.”

Casino Not a Done Deal

In spite of the overwhelming support for the casino, it is not yet a done deal. A report from CBS Boston shares that a recent setback was received by the project when Caesars Entertainment withdrew its interest after concerns that were brought on by the state’s gaming commission performing a background check. Suffolk Downs assured reporters that they will name a new partner by the end of the year.

Voters Make Final Decision on Casino

In the end, the choice will be up to the voters. Without the support of voters from both Revere and East Boston, Massachusetts, the deal would be off for the entire location of Suffolk Downs. Not everyone has been in favor of the new gambling site, and protesters have been voicing their disapproval quite loudly at times. The Associated Press reports that there have been actual fights to break out between those who support the casino and those who oppose it. According to a report from the Boston Herald, neighborhoods which have been close-knit for three decades are split over the proposed casino. Those who wish to understand what the proposed casino could mean for their business or neighborhood may wish to call Casino Lawyer Deborah Gold-Alexander.

Teen Driver Injures 1year Old, Parents in Car Accident

According to a report from CBS Boston, police are investigating a car versus pedestrian crash which left one couple and their 1 year old child injured. The driver in the accident, which happened in the South End, was reported to have been a seventeen year old.

On October 6th, the couple was out for a Sunday afternoon walk, pushing their one year old in a stroller near Columbus Avenue and Dartmouth Street. They were stuck by a car while crossing the street at about 3:15 pm by a female teenaged driver whose name has not been released. Police spokeswoman, Nicole Grant, stated that the child did not sustain serious injury, and was taken to Tufts Medical Center, where the baby was treated and then released to family members. The couple, both in their 30s, were listed in serious condition.

According to reports, the father sustained head and leg injuries and was taken to Tufts Medical Center while the mother was taken to Israel Deaconess Medical Center with head and neck trauma. The names of the family was not released. Grant revealed that the 17 year old driver had a junior driver’s license and would be cited for the crash. The exact cause of the accident is still under investigation. No one else was injured in the car accident, although after hitting the family, the car hit a pole at the corner of Lawrence and Dartmouth streets and then struck a brownstone. The pole was broken in half and uprooted.

As witnesses were interviewed at the scene, a gray and orange stroller sat empty in the street. Neighbors were visibly shaken as one clung to another for support. Twenty-seven year old Ambika Garg expressed how “scary” the accident was for the neighborhood, “because we cross here everyday.” She stated that she heard the sound of screeching brakes and the screaming from her apartment on the third floor. Garg says that the intersection can be difficult due to the fact that drivers often stop short for pedestrians who are in the cross walk. She was hit crossing the street just a year ago, although she sustained light injuries and did not file a report.

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Deborah Gold-Alexander knows how devastating teenage driver accidents can be. Car accidents are one of the leading causes of teenage death in the US, and teenaged driver are more likely to kill others than themselves. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving a teenage driver, give us a call today.

Drunk Driving Accident Revere

Each year, there are over 10,000 people killed in America due to drunk driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 40% of drivers who were involved in fatal car accidents in 2008 tested positive for alcohol. In the year 1982 alone, almost 700 people were killed in the state of Massachusetts in accidents which involved drunk driving. In 2010, in just one month’s time, there were four state troopers from Massachusetts injured as a result of drivers who were drinking. Statistics like these have led to increased efforts throughout the state to stop drunk driving.

Unfortunately, the Revere area is no stranger to drunk driving accidents. Often, cases involving drunk driving in Revere can involve drivers with multiple offenses. For example, just this month a Winthrop woman, 32 year old Amanda Bizeur, plead guilty for two counts of causing serious bodily harm while drunk driving in Revere. Injured in the accident were two sons of Ward 5 Councilor John Powers. It was not her first offense. Ten years ago while drinking and driving, she caused an accident in Florida, severely injuring a New York City police officer.

Councilor Ward shared with the Revere Journal, “She got 2 ½ years in jail, but my son has been in the hospital for 22 months because of what she did. In all probability, he’ll be there awhile longer. He just had another operation and will have another one in the near future. This whole thing is a tragedy for my boys, for their families and for this woman’s family. I sincerely hope this time she takes the time to reflect and get some counseling, which she really needs.” Bizeur fled the scene of the accident and continued drunk driving in Revere, while the two brothers were being removed from their car with the Jaws of Life.

In cases such as this, the victims are often left with mounting medical bills, lost time from work, and even death. It can be devastating for the families, while the drivers seem to get away very easily. Car Accident Attorney Deborah Gold-Alexander understands the chaos which is often left in the wake of a drunk driver, and can help you make sure that the drunk driver is held accountable for the pain he or she has caused. She understands how the medical bills, time lost from work, extensive medical treatment, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and permanent injury can effect a family. If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of drunk driving in Revere, give Car Accident Lawyer Deborah Gold- Alexander a call.

Aaron Hernandez: A Lawyer’s Take

Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez entered a plea of “not guilty” on Friday, September 6 when he was arraigned on a murder charge in Fall River’s Bristol Superior Court. The ensuing legal battle is expected to be an intense one, as jurors hear testimony in the state’s case that alleges Hernandez killed Odin Lloyd in early summer. The twenty-three year old spoke for himself while entering his plea. Although his attorneys have agreed for Hernandez to be held without bail for now, CBS Boston explains that the defense team has reserved the right to ask for bail at a later date. Hernandez is next scheduled to appear in court on October 9 for a pre-trial conference.

Hernandez was indicted by a grand jury in Massachusetts last month for the fatal shooting of Lloyd, who was also a semi-pro football player. The twenty-seven year old Lloyd had been dating the sister of the Hernandez’s girlfriend. Lloyd’s girlfriend sat with the victims’ family at the arraignment, while her sister, Hernandez’s girlfriend sat on the opposite side of the courtroom with the mother of the accused. There were also five other gun charges alleged in the indictment.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

According to Boston defense attorney Stephen J Weymouth, it could take from 18 months to 2 years for the case to actually go to trial. During this time period, the prosecutors will be expected to hand over all of their evidence to the defense. The defense may in turn try to get as much of that evidence as possible excluded from the trial. In order to do so, they would need constitutional backing or witnesses who could dispute the claims of the prosecutors. Because of this, it is important to hire a good criminal lawyer as soon as possible if you have been accused of a crime. Weymouth does feel that Hernandez’s status as a millionaire will give him more financial freedom than he would have with a court-appointed attorney.

Cases such as this are prime examples of the reason it so important for those accused of heavy crimes in Massachusetts to look for a good Revere lawyer. Although a court-appointed attorney may do his or her best to defend their client in a court room, one needs the best when their life and livelihood is at stake. If you or someone you love has found themselves in need of a good Revere Criminal Lawyer, give Deborah Gold-Alexander a call today so she can get right to work on your case.