Rear-end collisions on an Interstate Highway do not always produce catastrophic results. Ordinarily, both vehicles are traveling in the same direction, their relative speeds are low and the impact does not generate a lot of energy. Some rear-end car accidents can, unfortunately, produce serious injuries or even deaths under certain circumstances. A two-vehicle collision on I-95 near Attleboro recently killed two people and injured three more.
A Hyundai was traveling south on I-95 at 1:25 a.m. when it was struck from behind by a Kia. The Hyundai was carrying five individuals, including the driver. The driver was the only person in the Kia. According to police, the Kia was traveling at a high rate of speed when its driver lost control of the vehicle. The Kia struck the Hyundai in the rear, killing one of the three persons riding in the back of the Hyundai. The driver of the Kia was also killed in the collision. The medical conditions of the passengers and driver in the Hyundai have not been disclosed, but if the impact was sufficient to kill one person, the other passengers more likely than not suffered serious injuries.
Police are still investigating the crash, and they have not released any information on how the driver of the Kia lost control of his car, other than the previously noted statement that the Kia appeared to have been speeding. Neither the speed nor the location on the highway of the Hyundai have been released.
The family of the deceased passenger in the Hyundai and the injured passengers may have claims for medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering. Anyone who has been injured or lost a loved one in such an accident may wish to consult an experienced personal injury attorney for advice on the likelihood of recovering significant damages.