A man from Brockton was recently killed in a tragic Massachusetts car accident. The car crash occurred on a recent Saturday after a vehicle apparently sped through a red light and collided with his vehicle. The incident occurred during the early morning hours, at approximately 1:15 a.m.
The father of three young children was transported to the hospital, but doctors were unable to save him. He was later pronounced dead at the medical facility. Fortunately, no one else was reported injured in this man's car. However, the passenger and driver in the vehicle that reportedly ran the traffic light were transported to the hospital to be treated for injuries.
The driver is a 25-year-old man, also from Brockton. Although initial reports indicate that this man may have caused the accident by ignoring the red light, authorities have yet to file any charges regarding this accident. The investigation, however, is pending. If any charges will be filed, police will likely do so following the completion of their investigation.
The loss of this father is tragic. The man's friends and coworkers, and especially his family, will feel the pain of his sudden loss for the rest of their lives. Should police investigations reveal that this man lost his life due to the negligence of the other driver, family members may decide to pursue a wrongful death action against that driver. Even the injured passenger of the driver's vehicle may elect to pursue a personal injury claim against the driver.
Ultimately, the decision to pursue a wrongful death claim is a personal one, but in some cases, it can also be motivated by financial circumstances. Indeed, the victim's family could pursue restitution to cover lost family income and other monetary damages as they struggle to make ends meet after losing the father. Also, they may seek financial relief to pay for end of life expenses resulting from this unfortunate Massachusetts car crash.
Source: boston.com, Brockton father of 3 dies in car crash, No author, March 24, 2014