A recent accident on the Massachusetts Turnpike resulted in serious injuries and the closure of one lane of traffic. This collision between two vehicles illustrates the serious consequences of car accidents and what can happen when people make reckless or negligent decisions while behind the wheel. In this accident, two people were trapped in their car for an extended amount of time.
According to Massachusetts law enforcement, three people suffered serious injuries in the accident. While the crash is still under investigation, it occurred when a woman driving a van attempted to change lanes, ultimately colliding with another vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle is believed to have swerved to avoid hitting the van.
The impact with the turning van caused the driver of the second vehicle lose control of the vehicle. This ultimately led to the vehicle hitting a tree in the median. The occupants of the second vehicle suffered serious injuries, but it appears that they will eventually achieve a full recovery. This accident is complex, and it can be difficult to properly identify parties believed to have been at fault. A personal injury lawyer can provide valuable insight and assistance to those facing these types of issues.
Car accidents can result in serious injuries, and even a minor accident can have long-term negative results. Any Massachusetts accident victim has the right to know his or her options by seeking a complete case evaluation with a personal injury attorney. An individual who has been hurt by the negligent actions of another person is entitled to pursue claims for financial relief in civil court.
Source: wwlp.com, “3 injured in 2-car crash on Mass Pike in Ludlow”, Anthony Fay, Jan. 24, 2017