A Massachusetts man has been charged with vehicular homicide in connection with an accident that claimed the life of a beloved former teacher in the city of Middleborough, Massachusetts. After running a red light on Route 44, a 20-year-old man crashed his vehicle into the 61-year-old's car. The younger driver was allegedly traveling 70 miles per hour.
In addition to reportedly being high on marijuana, the man is believed to have had a blood alcohol level that was above the legal limit at the time of the car accident. He has since been arrested, and his bail is set at $50,000. At his arraignment, he pleaded not guilty to a charge of vehicular homicide.
As a former teacher and coach at a high school in Middleborough, the man who died in the accident was dedicated to the youth in his town. He will be greatly missed, and many have expressed their condolences to his family. In a statement, one of his sons said, "He was just a great person and, you know, it's a huge loss for our family, but it's also a huge loss for the whole community."
When Massachusetts residents are involved in car accidents, they may be able to seek damages. Drivers who act irresponsibly should be held accountable for their actions, and personal injury attorneys may be able to file suits to help recover compensation from negligent parties. This compensation may help ease the burden of medical and rehabilitation costs and may help to mitigate some of the pain and suffering that an accident has caused. Personal injury attorneys may explain rights and options to victims or their surviving family members.
Source: MyFoxBoston.com, "Middleborough man charged in fatal crash held on $50K bail," Associated Press, March 12, 2013