Seven People Hurt in Dorchester Bus Accident

Early Thursday morning, seven people were injured in a bus crash in Uphams Corner in Dorchester. The crash occurred when a car collided with an MBTA bus in the middle of a traffic intersection at the corner of Columbia Road and Dudley Street.

Boston EMS Lieutenant Patrick Rose said that seven people were transported to local hospitals following the incident, but their injuries were noted as minor. Local authorities are still investigating the crash, but the cause seems to be associated with a car failing to stop at a red light and impacting a bus operating on T bus line 15.

As this incident shows, following the rules of the road yourself may still not be enough to mitigate the risk of getting in an accident. Drivers run red lights and stop signs all the time, which leads to car and bus accidents in Dorchester and across the state of Massachusetts.

A report from last year indicated a disturbing trend in automobile accidents across the state. Since 2013, Massachusetts traffic deaths are up an estimated 46 percent, in large part due to factors such as distracted driving. Specifically, the report mentions the dangers cell phones pose for drivers checking their texts or email instead of abiding by traffic regulations designed to keep other drivers safe.

When a driver is paying attention to something other than the road, they often overlook important traffic signals and cause serious auto wrecks. While your options to protect yourself against drivers who run stop signals may be limited, you can take a strong step towards protecting your and your loved ones’ best interests by hiring a qualified and experienced car accident lawyer.

When another driver’s negligence causes damages and suffering, it can often be difficult to make sense of a case and start assembling an argument for compensation. Let a local car accident attorney help you through every step of the process to recovering damages, so you and your loved ones can begin to move on after an accident. To contact a qualified attorney and get started on your case, click here.

Real Stories From
Our Clients

Attorney Sheehan has been serving the needs of Boston-area residents since 1993. Our mission is to ensure complete client satisfaction and to obtain the maximum possible settlement or verdict for our clients.

Historias Reales de Nuestros Clientes

El abogado Sheehan ha atendido las necesidades de los residentes del área de Boston desde el 1993. Nuestra misión es garantizar la satisfacción de nuestros clientes y obtener el mejor acuerdo posible en sus casos.

"John Sheehan is a highly knoweldgable and all around amazing lawyer!" Si volvemos a necesitar un abogado para algo en el futuro, USTED será a quien llamemos.

I was injured at work in 2019 and John and his team made the process as simple as anyone could!! They took care of everything! The only thing I had to do is rest and go to doctor appointments! I would HIGHLY recommend anyone looking for an attorney to hire John Sheehan - if you would like a nice and easy process in a highly stressful situation and on top of it attorney Sheehan will get you the maximum of what your case is worth!

John Sheehan y su personal son muy amables, corteses, rápidos y explican todo a fondo. Hicieron un trabajo maravilloso para mi esposo y para mí y no podría recomendar un abogado más calificado. Hizo TODO lo que pudo por mi esposo y por mí a través de la compensación de trabajadores. He recomendado y continuaré recomendando a John a cualquiera de mis amistades que necesiten sus destrezas. Trabajo asombroso. John, Muchas gracias tanto de Al como de mí. No puedo agradecerte lo suficiente por hacer todo lo posible por nosotros. Cada vez que teníamos una pregunta, devolvía nuestras llamadas rápidamente. Esperamos no haberte vuelto loco. Si alguna vez necesitamos un abogado para algo, USTED será a quien llamemos. Muchas gracias de nuevo. ¡Gran trabajo! John, me gustaría darte las gracias aunque Judy ya lo hizo. Usted es el major y el personal de su oficina responden llamadas en seguida. Definitivamente lo recomendaremos a nuestros amigos si necesitan sus servicios. ¡Gracias nuevamente por un trabajo bien hecho!

- Jon P. (Google) Judy y Al Crowe
5.0/5.0