During the busiest travel time in most cities, a roll-over collision involving two vehicles, a cargo van and an SUV, shut down traffic for a brief time in one section of Longmeadow, Massachusetts. The car accident was reported to police and rescuers around 5:00 p.m. on a recent afternoon. A total of three people were injured.
After the initial crash, the SUV that was involved in the accident did not remain on the street. It continued traveling on a trajectory that carried it into the hatchway of a house near the road. The home sustained some damage, but luckily, no one in the home was reported as having been hurt.
According to the homeowner whose house sustained some damage from the impact of the explorer, the operator of the SUV had to be cut out of the heavily damaged vehicle by emergency personnel. According to reports, all three victims were transported by emergency personnel to local hospitals. Police are still trying to determine the cause of the wreck.
The victims of this car accident may end up facing a long road to recovery. There is the immediate issue of pain and suffering caused by their injuries as well as the associated medical expenses, neither of which take into account the lost wages and possible rehabilitation that may be required down the road — depending on the severity of the victim’s injuries. Massachusetts law provides for those injured in a car accident to seek recovery of the costs and damages resulting from the negligence of another party. The victims in this crash may benefit from seeking further investigating their rights and responsibilities under Massachusetts personal injury laws.
Source: wggb.com, “Police Investigate Rollover Crash in Longmeadow,” June 27, 2013