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Three Die in Quincy, Brockton Motorcycle Crashes

September 26, 2012


A father and his 8-year-old son were killed last weekend when the motorcycle they were riding on struck a dump truck in Quincy. 40-year-old Thomas Coffey of Quincy was reportedly riding his motorcycle on Ricciutti Drive around 5 pm on Saturday. His son, Ethan, was riding as a passenger on the back of the vehicle. According to local police, the crash occurred when the motorcycle struck the front passenger side of the truck nearly head-on.

Rescue crews transported the motorcycle driver to Quincy Medical Center where he later died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the collision. His son was transported to Boston Medical Center where he also passed away. The driver of the dump truck, 48-year-old Andre Brown of Boston, was not injured in the crash. The cause of the fatal accident is currently under investigation by the Quincy Police Collision Reconstruction Unit and the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office. At this time, no charges have been filed in connection with the collision.

Approximately six hours later, a 51-year-old Avon man was killed in a separate motorcycle accident in Brockton. Joseph Figueiredo Jr. reportedly died after he inexplicably struck a parking lot sign while traveling west on Route 27. The cause of that motorcycle crash is also under investigation.

Riding a motorcycle is an efficient and economical mode of transportation. Unfortunately, motorcycle riding can also be dangerous. Because motorcycle drivers are less protected than car or truck drivers, the injuries that motorcyclists can sustain in an accident are often quite severe. Even low speed collisions can result in serious harm to a motorcycle rider.

Motorcyclists are placed at risk of injury or death whenever another driver fails to check his or her blind spot when changing lanes, follows a motorcycle too closely, or drives while distracted or impaired. Too often, motorcyclists are catastrophically hurt when other motorists simply fail to properly yield on Massachusetts roadways. If you were seriously injured in a motorcycle or other motor vehicle crash, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your medical bills, suffering, pain, lost wages, disability, and other damages. Contact a capable Massachusetts personal injury lawyer to discuss your case.

If you were seriously hurt or a loved one was killed while riding a motorcycle in Massachusetts, contact the Law Offices of Sousa & Sousa, P.C. today. The hardworking motorcycle accident attorneys at Sousa & Sousa have more than 37 years of combined experience helping Massachusetts clients achieve fair compensation following an unexpected injury or accident. The Law Offices of Sousa & Sousa represents clients in Brockton, Taunton, Bridgewater, Easton, Stoughton, and other surrounding towns. To speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer today, please call the Law Offices of Sousa & Sousa at (508) 230-5300 in Brockton.

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