Car accidents can be serious enough if average-sized vehicles are involved, but when a tractor-trailer is involved in an accident, it can create a catastrophic situation. The massiveness of 18-wheelers means that dangerous situations can be created if the driver has one moment of negligence, and if another driver is in the vicinity, that person has the possibility of being involved as well. Unfortunately, one fatal car accident recently killed two people in Massachusetts.
The accident took place in the early morning of April 16 at around 5 a.m. and involved one car and an 18-wheeler truck. The accident occurred when the tractor-trailer struck the other motor vehicle after it lost control and spun out. Emergency personnel arrived on the scene of the accident soon after it took place and pronounced the two victims deceased.
The reason for the vehicle losing control is still undetermined, but the accident is still under investigation by Massachusetts police. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured in the accident, and there were no other injuries reported. Traffic on the road was backed up for miles after the accident while the collision was investigated and cleaned up.
Once the investigation of the fatal car accident has been completed, the family of the deceased victims may have the right to seek monetary compensation for the tragic loss of life. Compensation could be used by the family to pay for any of the victims’ final expenses. Hopefully the family will be able to focus on coming to terms with their tragic loss and can slowly return to their lives and find closure.
Source: The Boston Globe, “Two dead in crash on Mass. Pike in Framingham”, John R. Ellement, April 16, 2014