2 pedestrians injured in Massachusetts automobile accident

Two Massachusetts pedestrians were injured in a car accident close to the headquarters of the Boston Police Deadquarters. The injured pedestrians were a woman of 61 years and a girl of 8. The automobile accident occurred at approximately 3:45 p.m. on a recent Monday.

A spokesperson for the police reported that the girl suffered cuts on both her hands, and the woman injured her leg. At this time, it is unknown if the girl and woman are related. Both, however, were transported to the hospital to receive treatment for their injuries. Two other accident victims were also taken to the hospital for treatment.

According to witnesses, the car accident took place after a driver failed to stop at a red light. The vehicle smashed into another car, causing the second car to strike the girl and the woman on the sidewalk. As of 5 p.m., two damaged vehicles remained at the accident scene. The crash was still being investigated during the evening hours that day, and police had yet to decide what -- if any -- charges would be filed in connection with the incident.

After police complete their investigation into this Massachusetts crash, it may become clear whether the women and girl (and any other victims of this automobile accident) have viable personal injury claims for monetary damages. Even if the police do not criminally charge any of the drivers in this incident, the victims may still be able to investigate the evidence to see if the facts warrant the pursuit of civil claims. Remedies pursuable in such cases could include financial relief to pay for hospital bills and reimburse the victims for any financial losses engendered by the automobile accident

Source: boston.com, Woman, baby injured in accident in Roxbury, Travis Andersen, March 17, 2014

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