It is a sad reality that car accidents are incredibly common in America, and Massachusetts is not exempt. In fact, some reports note that instances of car wrecks are actually on the rise in our country despite years of a downward trend in these statistics. Car accidents can result in injuries and even fatalities, which means more people may be at risk than ever before.
Unfortunately, a recent car accident in Massachusetts highlights the importance of this issue. There, according to reports, two cars collided during the late evening hours on June 28th. From the details provided in the initial reports, it appears as if the collision may have been a head-on crash, as there was reportedly front-end damage to both of the vehicles involved. The reports state that when emergency responders arrived on the scene it was immediately apparent that the crash was serious.
One of the drivers was arrested at the scene. Although the reports do not mention the nature of the charges that the driver might face, it could be a potential drunk driving incident. The driver of the other vehicle involved suffered such severe injuries that the individual later died as a result. A passenger in that individual’s vehicle was also reportedly injured and needed to be transported for medical treatment.
While the investigation into the cause of this accident was ongoing in the days following the incident, it appears that law enforcement officials made a pretty quick assessment of fault, seeing as one of the drivers was arrested at the scene. The injured victim, and the family members of the victim who died, may need to be assessing their potential legal options, as pursuing a personal injury and/or a wrongful death lawsuit may provide closure and compensation for damages suffered