A 1-year-old child is in critical condition following a 2-car crash in South Hadley on Nov. 21, according to local sources. The car accident was attended to by Massachusetts State Police reconstruction team as well as local fire officials and emergency crews. No charges have been filed at this time, and the crash remains under investigation by authorities.
Details about the crash are sketchy at best. It is known that the collision occurred at approximately 10:00 in the morning, and that two vehicles were involved. Additionally, medical personnel have confirmed that each vehicle was carrying two occupants. The collision has been described as "nearly" head-on.
There is no mention in the report as to whether or not anyone else was injured apart from the child, who has been transferred to intensive care at a local hospital with injuries described as critical. No one appears to be in custody, and the police investigation is still underway. Police authorities have not commented on whether inclement weather, excessive speed or intoxication were factors in the crash.
Despite the jarring reality of the child injury in this car accident, too little is known about the details of the crash to accurately determine where culpability will fall. With luck, the Massachusetts police will be able to uncover precisely what caused the crash and which driver was responsible. At that time, it may be possible for the family of the infant to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver deemed at fault -- this is equally true of any other parties who may have been injured in the crash.
Source: wggb.com, 1-Year-Old Sustains Critical Injuries in South Hadley Crash, No author, Nov. 22, 2013