As a Dedham/Boston car accident attorney, I’ve said this before, and it’s worth saying again. Being injured in a car accident is, according to statistics, one of the most likely events to happen in your life. That’s the unpleasant, inconvenient truth. Other than being the best driver you can be, there’s not much you can do about this. There are so many motor vehicles on our roads that vehicular and pedestrian accidents are bound to occur. When they do, there’s two tons of steel and glass hitting your car (or perhaps you directly, in a Massachusetts pedestrian-car accident) with tremendous force. Car accidents are usually very violent, and can be very traumatic, if not fatal.
Those statistics bore out again today, with the death of Fenway Park announcer Carl Beane. Mr. Beane, 59, was driving his Suzuki SUV in Sturbridge on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 9, when it crossed the double lines in the road. His car hit a tree and a wall. He was the only one in his car, and the only person in the crash. According to initial reports, Mr. Beane apparently suffered a heart attack while driving his car, and died.
Nearby, at the Hemlock Ridge Golf Course, golfers alerted police of the crash. Currently the Sturbridge car crash is being investigated by, among others, the Worcester District Attorney’s Office.
Our thoughts are with Mr. Beane’s family. He was a beloved figure in the world of sports, and his voice brought happy times to many.