Serious Motor Vehicle Crash Involving Pedestrian

At approximately 3:50 p.m. on July 21, 2016, the Billerica Police Communications Center received numerous 911 calls regarding a pedestrian who was struck by a motor vehicle at 800 Boston Road/Route 3A. Upon arrival to the scene, Officers learned that a 35-year-old woman from Chelmsford was traveling northbound on Route 3A in a 2013 GMC Acadia when she struck a 14-year-old juvenile from Billerica who was on a bicycle crossing the street. The juvenile sustained serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to an area hospital. The woman was not injured and remained at the scene. She was the sole … Continue reading

Fireworks are Illegal in Massachusetts

BILLERICA — As the Fourth of July is approaching, the Billerica Police Department would like to remind residents that the use of fireworks is illegal in the state of Massachusetts. It is illegal to use, possess, or sell fireworks of any kind in Massachusetts, including Class C fireworks, which are sometimes falsely called “safe and sane fireworks.” Class C fireworks include sparklers, party poppers, snappers, firecrackers, spinners, cherry bombs and more. Citizens are also prohibited from purchasing fireworks elsewhere and then transporting them into the state. Additionally, while the government cannot prohibit the advertising and sale of fireworks by mail, … Continue reading

Sharing the Road With Motorcycles

The Billerica Police Department would like to remind both drivers and motorcyclists to share the road safely. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that, in 2013, there were 4,668 motorcyclists killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes, and an estimated 88,000 who were injured. Summer travel will inevitably increase the number of vehicles on the road. Drivers should take extra caution to be aware of motorcyclists on road, and motorcyclists should obey all traffic laws. To prevent crashes and fatalities, it is recommended that drivers and motorcyclists follow several safety tips outlined by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. Advice to … Continue reading

Billerica Police Department Awarded Pedestrian Safety Grant

Once again this year the Billerica Police Department has been awarded a grant to enhance pedestrian safety, in order to help make sharing the road in Billerica a safer place for pedestrians and bicyclists, the Billerica Police Department was recently awarded a $ 5000. grant by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) Highway Safety Division from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The funding comes from approximately $280,000 specifically provided to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety in the Commonwealth. According to the Massachusetts Traffic Records Analysis Center (MassTRAC), there have been 320 fatal injuries and 3,456 … Continue reading

Child Struck By Motor Vehicle at Day Care

BILLERICA — Deputy Chief Roy Frost reports that the Billerica Police Department responded to A Brighter Rainbow Learning Center today after a vehicle crashed through the building and struck a child. At 5:25 p.m., police received a report that a Subaru Outback, operated by a 38-year-old woman from Billerica, had crashed into the side of A Brighter Rainbow Learning Center, 862 Boston Road, striking a male child under 2 years old and pinning him under the car. The woman had been driving on the northbound side of Boston Road (Route 3A) when she had a medical episode in her vehicle. … Continue reading