A situation that started as an auto theft ended in a crash in Massachusetts recently that killed the driver of the stolen vehicle and injured another driver. The Worcester County District Attorney's Office and two police departments are working together to reconstruct the car crash. As the details of the accident emerge, the accident survivor may wish to explore his options under our state's personal injury laws.
The man who had allegedly stolen the SUV was first noticed by the police when he was in the Northbridge area. At one point, the police tried to pull over the SUV, but the driver did not comply. They followed him all the way to Uxbridge, where he crossed into oncoming traffic and reportedly hit a pickup truck in a head-on car crash.
Tragically, the driver of the stolen SUV was killed instantly in the head-on collision. The local law enforcement officials have not yet released the identity of the man who was killed. The driver of the pickup truck was hospitalized from his injuries and was reported to be in stable condition.
The driver of the pickup truck sustained serious injuries because of the car crash. Additionally, he has suffered the loss of a vehicle, a temporary loss of health and has likely acquired significant debts from the hospital as he recovers from his injuries. He and his family may benefit from obtaining legal advice about their options for pursuing compensation under Massachusetts law. The victim may be able to file a personal injury claim against the estate of the deceased SUV driver, which, if successfully litigated, may help him focus fully on his recovery.