Commercial transportation is a great way for many people to travel from one place to another, but when the driver of the vehicle makes a mistake, it can have devastating consequences. One wrong decision by the driver can create very dangerous situations that can lead to multiple injuries. Unfortunately, one accident in Massachusetts that was caused by the error of the driver resulted in multiple injuries.
The accident took place on March 10 when a trolley derailed and struck a wall. The accident injured at least 10 of the passengers, but the extent of their injuries is still unknown. Soon after the accident occurred, officials were able to tell that the accident was not caused by problems with the track. Officials finally came to the conclusion that the accident was due to operator error.
The driver reportedly did not follow the speed and signal requirements, and because of that, he was fired from his job soon after the accident. The negligent driver supposedly had many other violations that he had accrued while operating other motor vehicles. The current condition of the injured victims is unknown at this time.
The injured victims of this Massachusetts accident may have the right to seek compensation for their injuries. Compensation could be used by the victims to pay for any hospital bills that were received because of the accident. This could relieve some of the stress that can be brought on by new bills and allow the victims to focus on recovering and slowly returning to their normal routines after such a traumatic experience.
Source: The Boston Globe, Human error found in Green Line trolley derailment, Martine Powers, March 14, 2014