Worcester lies about one hour west of Boston. There are nine colleges in this city of 200,000,which makes it the second largest city in all of New England. Combined with a lively arts community and ethnic restaurants, it is a top attraction for tourists and families seeking excellent education for their children and cultural advantages for all. But along with a moderate sized population comes big city issues. Car accidents are not uncommon as they are anywhere else. And among the most common type of car accident is the one where you are hit from behind, or a rear-ender.