Motor Scooter Accident Kills Boston ER Doctor

An emergency room doctor was killed this past Friday when the motor scooter he was operating collided with a truck. The accident occurred at approximately 10 a.m. on Beacon Street in Brighton.

The doctor was an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an instructor at Harvard Medical School. The chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital stated that the doctor was killed after his motor scooter collided with a truck.

The doctor was rushed to St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. At this time, no citations have been issues and the cause of the collision is under investigation.

The victim was married with three children.

Approximately five years ago, an internist at Brigham and Women’s and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, was struck by an 18-wheel tractor-trailer while operating a motorized scooter. The internist died after succumbing to the injuries he sustained in the accident.

Our Cambridge – Boston injury lawyers have successfully handled scooter/bicycle/motorized vehicle cases throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for over four decades. These accidents generally occur with more frequency in the spring and summer time as people are more apt to ride their scooter, vespa, bicycle, motorcycle or participate in outdoor recreational vehicles such as ATV’s (All Terrain Vehicles).

The moped accident lawyers at Altman & Altman, LLP, have a vast amount of experience dealing with accidents involving mopeds, Vespas, and scooters. Our firm handles personal injury cases involving severe scooter and moped injuries or fatalities. If you have suffered a personal injury or a loved one has been killed as a result of a motor scooter accident and need help, our attorneys are available 24 hours a day for a free confidential consultation. Please contact our office to speak with an experienced Massachusetts scooter accident attorney.

Source: ER doctor killed in motor scooter crash, The Boston Globe, August 28, 2010
Doctor’s death draws scooter scrutiny, The Boston Herald, August 29, 2010

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