It is common knowledge that car accidents can be devastating, both financially and emotionally. This is especially true when a person is killed in such a collision. Though many are able to survive major car accidents, pedestrians are rarely so fortunate. Tragically, a young boy from Massachusetts was recently killed after being hit by a car.
Officials said that the crash happened after the boy had come home from school. He was standing outside his house when he was struck by a vehicle. The events leading up to the crash are still unclear and the ultimate cause has yet to be revealed by authorities. No word on whether any criminal charges will be filed.
The 11-year-old suffered serious injuries in the collision. The local fire department responded to the scene and rushed the young boy to the hospital via ambulance. Sadly, he did not survive. Multiple agencies investigated the crash, including local police, the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the Crime Scene Services Unit.
No family wants to hear that their loved one has been in hit by a car, and even less so when the victim is killed. Though nothing can bring back a lost life, deceased victims’ surviving families may be entitled to file wrongful death claims in civil court against any party believed to be responsible. Such claims, when successfully litigated, can provide monetary damages to plaintiffs that can be used to pay for medical bills, funeral costs and related expenses. Experienced Massachusetts attorneys could provide more information to those interested in pursuing this type of claim.
Source: masslive.com, “11-year-old boy dies following Agawam pedestrian accident: Report“, Dave Canton, Oct. 31, 2017