When there is an automobile accident on a Massachusetts road, the danger does not always end with the initial collision. The vehicles and drivers involved in the accident can remain on the road for some time. If other drivers don't safely navigate around the accident, more serious injuries could occur. Such was the case in a truck accident just up the freeway from Taunton.
It started with an automobile accident on Interstate 495 North involving a passenger car and a limousine. The details are not clear, though it is said that no one involved was seriously injured in the collision. However, a tractor-trailer attempted to avoid the first accident and wound up colliding with a landscaping truck in the process.
The landscaping truck was then forced from the roadway near an overpass and took down three trees as it entered the woods on the side of the road. There was one passenger in addition to the driver in the vehicle at the time of the crash. The driver was able to get out of the truck on his own, but the passenger had to be extracted by rescuers using two hydraulic power jacks.
The passenger was taken to a Boston hospital via MedFlight to be treated for his injuries, though they were not believed to be life threatening. The driver of the landscaping truck, as well as the driver of the car involved in the initial accident also suffered minor injuries but refused treatment.
Reports we've seen don't indicate whether any charges have been filed, or whether any injured individual will seek compensation for injuries incurred in this Massachusetts truck accident. Nevertheless, the law in our state provides for the right of those injured due to the negligence of another party to pursue a personal injury claim for reimbursement of expenses incurred and other damages suffered.
Source: Wrentham Patch, "Morning Accident Shuts Down Rt. 495, Leaves One Needing Medflight," Daniel Libon, Aug. 27, 2012