When an individual is involved in an unexpected car crash it is always the hope they will survive unscathed with only damaged property to worry about. However, this is not always the case and many victims involved in a Massachusetts car crash will be sent to the hospital for treatment of injuries. The death and injury caused by irresponsible drivers who have been drinking can often be worse.
On July 28, a 33-year-old man from Leominster allegedly struck two vehicles while he was driving on Massachusetts Turnpike. The car crash resulted in the death of 66-year-old woman who was driving a van that was hit by the man. The accident took place at approximately 4:30 a.m. Police have accused the man of drinking and driving.
The driver, who allegedly caused the accident by driving the wrong way, was sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening wounds. Two other women, aged 20 and 19, were injured and sent to the hospital after their vehicle was struck by the man. Police have accused the man of several violations, including vehicular homicide, negligent driving, speeding and DUI.
Car crash victims who suffer injury because of another person's negligence and unlawful behavior have legal options available to seek justice. Compensation is also available to family members of people who died in a Massachusetts car crash when another person is to blame for their deaths. Pursuing a personal injury claim can be an important step in the recovery process, not only to obtain money to help with expenses caused by the accident, but also to receive some level of closure and the feeling that justice has been served.
Source: sentinelandenterprise.com, "Leominster man charged in wrong-way fatal car accident," July 25, 2013