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Massachusetts Fire Truck Severely Damaged In Hit-and-Run Involving Tractor-Trailer

Massachusetts Fire Truck Severely Damaged in Hit-and-Run Involving Tractor-Trailer

On behalf of posted in car accidents on Monday July 8, 2024

Massachusetts Fire Truck Severely Damaged: Police in Massachusetts are currently investigating a disturbing incident where a tractor-trailer driver slammed into a fire truck and fled the scene.

This incident occurred at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Interstate 495 South near Exit 27 in Norton. The Mansfield Fire Department reported that Engine 33 was actively responding to a motor vehicle accident when the tractor-trailer struck it.

According to the department, “No one was in the engine at the time, and there were no injuries from the secondary accident. The engine sustained significant damage to the front passenger’s side of the vehicle.” A photograph of the fire truck shows substantial damage to its passenger side door, windshield, and front end.

Mansfield Fire Chief Justin Desroisers shared with WBZ-TV that the firefighters were about 50 yards ahead of the truck when the crash occurred. At the time of the incident, only one Massachusetts State Police trooper was in the vicinity, assisting at the crash scene, thus unable to pursue the tractor-trailer.

Chief Desroisers described the scene as “Definitely scary. It all happened so fast and was 4:30 in the morning, so it was extremely dark. They heard the crash and saw the white blur, which was the truck, go by. It never stopped and just kept going.”

The only description is that the truck has a white trailer with significant damage to the front side. This incident is particularly concerning as it is not an isolated event.

Chief Desroisers mentioned a similar occurrence a year ago on the same stretch of road when Foxboro firefighters were providing mutual aid and were rear-ended. He emphasized the importance of drivers pulling over and slowing down when passing emergency vehicles to prevent such dangerous situations.

In light of this incident, it is crucial to understand the potential compensation at stake for the victims involved. When a public service vehicle such as a fire truck is damaged in a hit-and-run, the financial implications can be extensive.

Compensation may cover the repair or replacement costs of the damaged vehicle, medical expenses if any personnel were injured, and additional funds for pain and suffering endured by the victims. In cases involving government property, there may also be claims for lost public resources and the cost of deploying additional emergency services.

At Dane Shulam Attorneys, we understand the complexities and emotional toll that come with such incidents. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that victims receive the compensation they deserve. We will work tirelessly to gather evidence, liaise with law enforcement, and pursue legal action against the responsible party.

Our extensive experience in handling hit-and-run cases and our commitment to our clients make us the best choice for those seeking justice and adequate compensation.

We urge anyone who witnessed the crash or has any information to come forward and contact the Massachusetts State Police by calling the Foxboro barracks at (508) 543-8550. Your assistance could be crucial in bringing the perpetrator to justice and preventing similar incidents in the future.

By raising awareness and ensuring proper legal action, we can help make our roads safer for everyone, especially those who risk their lives to keep us safe. At Dane Shulam Attorneys, we are committed to supporting our clients through every step of the legal process, providing expert guidance and unwavering support.

Source: CBS NEWS

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