The Google map view of Massachusetts exit 20B from Route 24 onto Route 139 gives us no clue as to what could have caused a fatal car accident. A divided highway and a standard cloverleaf should be easy to maneuver, even during traffic. There are multiple lanes going in each direction and nice long entry and exit lanes. So what happened?
The only people who may know for sure have been seriously injured, one of them fatally. A rollover car accident on Route 24 near Avon resulted in the death of a 12-year-old girl and caused serious injuries to the driver and an adult passenger. The cause has not yet been determined.
According to news sources, the accident took place at about 5:00 p.m. The car was travelling northbound on Route 24 near exit 20B when the car flipped. All three people in the car where from Norton and it appears as though all three were airlifted to area hospitals after the accident.
The 12-year-old was thrown from the car as it flipped and she succumbed to her injuries. The other two women were expected to survive their injuries and are being treated at Boston Medical Center. Apparently one of the women was more seriously injured than the other one.
It was not reported whether or not speeding, alcohol, inattentive driving or some other factor was involved in the accident, however it was reported that the police are investigating.
Should the driver in this instance be found negligent in some way for the single car rollover, the 12-year-old’s family may seek compensation for the wrongful death of the young girl. In addition, the injured woman may seek compensation for her personal injuries.
The accident on Route 24 was one of three serious accidents that took place on the same weekend.
Source: Taunton Daily Gazette, “Norton girl, 12, killed in Route 24 crash,” Alex Bloom, July 13, 2012