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State Trooper Hospitalized after Motorcycle Accident

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Jonathan Hernandez11 months ago

A police officer was injured in an accident that happened on Friday.

Details about the Police Accident

CBS Local News in Boston is reporting that a state police trooper was injured in a motorcycle accident that happened on Friday afternoon.

The accident reportedly happened just after 4 p.m. bear the Wellington Circle, which is in Medford. The state trooper was then taken to the Massachusetts General Hospital to be treated for his injuries sustained in the accident. At this time the extent of his injuries that he sustained is currently unknown.

Route 28 at Wellington Circle is closed at this time, and drivers are encouraged by authorities to seek an alternate route. The reason for the closure is because an investigation into the cause and circumstances of the motorcycle accident involving the police officer remains ongoing at this time.

Important Information about Motorcycle Accidents

According to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of those involved in motorcycle accidents every year in the United States:

  • A total of 4,295 motorcyclists were killed in accidents in 2014.
  • Taking the number of miles traveled into considerations, the number of fatalities of motorcyclists were more than 26 times higher than the number of motor vehicle fatalities.
  • Helmets have been proven to be about 37 percent effective in preventing fatalities.

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