Automobile collisions are a common problem on roadways. Though many are trivial, others may result in serious property damage and injuries for those involved. A recent fatal car accident in Massachusetts resulted in the death of one person and left two others injured.
Few details of the crash have been released at this time, though reports indicate that three vehicles were involved. Police officers stated that they witnessed one driver speeding on the road moments before the collision occurred. Footage from an aerial camera showed that one vehicle was overturned and the other two suffered heavy damage.
A driver in one of the heavily damaged cars died at the scene. The other two drivers were injured and the one believed to have caused the crash is currently in the hospital. Police are still investigating the collision and have been questioning one driver in particular. The chief of police stated that the driver suspected to be at fault may face charges.
Independent of the criminal charges the driver may face, the surviving victim may choose to file a personal injury lawsuit in civil court against the driver. Similarly, the family of the deceased victim may file a wrongful death lawsuit. These types of claims, when successful, can provide plaintiffs monetary damage that can be used to help pay medical bills, cover funeral costs or any other related expenses. Anyone who has been injured in an accident or lost a loved one to a fatal car accident could contact an experienced Massachusetts attorney to learn more.
Source: necn.com, “Driver Questioned in Fatal Crash on Route 109 in Medfield, Massachusetts“, Frank Holland and Kaitlin McKinley Becker, Nov. 29, 2017