Lowell, Massachusetts is a former mill town that serves as the county seat of Middlesex County. It is also the hometown of such notable people as actress Bette Davis, author Jack Kerouac, Tonight Show co-host Ed McMahon, and former Presidential Candidate Paul Tsongas. And while Lowell is no longer a mill town, it is still a bustling city with heavy traffic throughout the day. In fact, in 2009, Middlesex County was ranked as the most dangerous county in the state in terms of traffic accidents, resulting in 66 fatalities.
A more recent study by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MDOT) relied on data from 2013 to find the 200 most dangerous intersections in the state. Not surprisingly, Lowell came in fourth place, being home to 13 of these hazardous intersections. Another dubious distinction this study endows upon Lowell is that it has two intersections listed in the top 10 most dangerous intersections in the state - a distinction that only Brockton can also claim. Let’s take a look at Lowell’s contributions to Massachusetts’ top 10 potentially deadly intersections:
- Ranking number two on the list, with a 32 percent accident injury rate, the intersection of Bridge Street and Veterans of Foreign Wars Parkway. Out of 125 crashes, 40 resulted in injury.
- Number six on the list, with a 36 percent accident injury rate is the crossroads of Appleton Street and Central Street. Out of 88 crashes, 32 resulted in injury.
If you’ve been in an accident at one of the above intersections, or anywhere in Lowell, Billerica, Westford, and the rest of Middlesex County, you may find yourself with extensive medical bills and suffocating debt from the work you’ve missed. But, you can recover your losses from the other driver’s insurance company by filing a personal injury claim. To ensure that you get the compensation you deserve, you’re going to need the representation of an experienced personal injury attorney. DiBella Law Offices, P.C. has locations in nearby Burlington and just over the Essex County line in Andover (appointment only) and Methuen. For nearly two decades, the DiBella legal team has fought for the rights of Massachusetts injury victims, securing them significant compensation. To get your claim underway, call any one of DiBella’s nearby offices for a free consultation: Burlington (781) 262-3338, Methuen (978) 327-5140, Andover (978) 258-7600.
Both Jack Kerouac and Ed McMahon were known drinkers, fortunately they didn’t drink and drive. An OUI (Operating Under the Influence) is considered a serious crime in Massachusetts, in fact, the state has some of the toughest OUI penalties in the country. A first time offense is punishable by up to two and a half years in jail, $500 to $5,000 in fines, suspension of your driver’s license for one year, and a $65 per month probation supervision fee; not to mention the damage to your reputation and the effect it will have on your auto insurance rates. Fortunately, an OUI charge does not mean an automatic conviction. The legal team at DiBella Law Offices, P.C. understands what a toll an OUI conviction can have on your life and the lives of your loved ones. If you are charged with an OUI, call DiBella’s Burlington offices and let them take over your defense. Dial (781) 262-3338.