Friday, November 30, 2012
The use of such electronic devices can be hazardous while operating a vehicle, State Police said this week.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, November 30, 2012
The following was submitted by the Massachusetts State Police. The Massachusetts State Police, in conjunction with the Department of Transportation, have begun a public awareness message on the use of personal headphones, or “ear buds,” while driving a motor vehicle. The constant need for instant communication has helped pioneer a host of advanced cell phone technology and has become an integral part of our lives. Unfortunately, this has added to the many distractions that hinder safe operation of motor vehicles. Hands-free technology, including personal headphones, have helped eliminate the constant need to hold a cell phone while driving. But some operators have begun to use their headsets to listen to music, audio books, and other media…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Troopers from all over New England want to help local drivers stay safe and prevent crashes during the holiday season.
The holidays are upon us, and many residents will be traveling this week to see family and friends all across New England. State Police are doing their part to help ensure these visits don't end in tragedy because of impaired or distracted driving. The Massachusetts State Police joined forces with other New England State Police divisions at headquarters in Framingham to explain their C.A.R.E program. Increased patrols this week will be cracking down on impaired/drunk driving, texting while driving and seatbelt law violations, among other things. "We aren't trying to discourage people from going out and enjoying themselves," Massachusetts State Police Col. Timothy P. Alben said. "We just want to make sure they are being safe and responsible…
Monday, July 30, 2012
A 29-year-old local man was killed after being struck by a vehicle on Route 24 north in Randolph early Sunday morning.
A Norton man has been charged in the motor vehicle accident on Route 24 that resulted in the death of a 29-year-old Needham man. Following an investigation, Shane Wilson, 20, of Norton, was charged with leaving the scene after causing personal injury resulting in death, David Traub, spokesman for Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey, said in a press release sent out Sunday evening. Earlier in the day, State Police had issued a BOLO for a red Hyundai with recent front-end damage, believing a vehicle matching that description had struck the Needham man, identified as Adam T. Trudeau, 29, while he was standing on Route 24 north in Randolph at around 1:15 a.m. Sunday. At around 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Traub reported that a man had …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
The 29-year-old man may have been standing in the roadway when he was hit, according to a report from the Norfolk DA.
[Update: A Norton man has been charged in the motor vehicle accident that allegedly resulted in the death of a 29-year-old Needham man. "As a result of additional interviews and investigation tonight, Massachusetts State Police have issued a citation to Shane Wilson, age 20, of Norton, Mass. with a single charge of leaving the scene after causing personal injury resulting in death," said David Traub, spokesman for Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey. Wilson will be summonsed to Quincy District Court on the charge. The investigation is ongoing, Traub said. 10:17 p.m.] [Update: According to a report from Mass State Police, after seeing the press coverage of the crash, a man has identified himself to State Police as, possibly the …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
State Police will run extra safety checks on vehicles this weekend.
The Massachusetts State Police will operate a Sobriety Checkpoint this upcoming weekend in Norfolk County. "The purpose is to further educate the motoring public and strengthen the public’s awareness to the need of detecting and removing those motorists who operate under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs from our roadways," Colonel Marian J. McGovern, superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, said in a press release sent out Monday. The checkpoint will be operated during varied hours on an unspecified motorway within Norfolk County, which includes Needham, from Friday, July 13 into Saturday, July 14. "The selection of vehicles will not be arbitrary, safety will be assured, and any inconveniences to motorists will be minimized …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The National Weather Service issued a flood and a hazardous weather outlook for Needham and surrounding communities on Wednesday afternoon.
So long, warm weather. As temperatures in Needham and throughout the region began to drop to a more average level for the month of December on Wednesday, Massachusetts State Police issued a warning about driving in poor weather conditions. The warning comes after the National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook and a flood watch for most of the state, including Needham and much of Norfolk County, on Wednesday. While some areas throughout the state will see rain change over to snow, Needham will see a majority of rainfall throughout the evening, according to NWS. However, residents could see rain turn into snow early Thursday morning, mainly before 7:00 a.m. "Rain will continue through this afternoon with additional areas …
Sunday, June 19, 2011
State police report that the individual was transported to Beth Israel with serious injuries.
One person was transported to the hospital Sunday night after suffering serious injuries in a rollover crash on Route 128 South. The single-vehicle crash occurred around 10:20 p.m. on Route 128 South just prior to exit 17 in Needham, with the vehicle ending up on the side of the highway, according to state police Sgt. Michael Popovics. The driver, a male, was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the crash and was transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston for what appeared to be serious injuries, according to police. The crash remains under investigation. Traffic was moving regularly by about 11:00 p.m., Popovics said.