According to a Massachusetts State Police spokesperson, at about 8 a.m. on March 20, a 56-year-old female driver suffered a medical incident while on the road. Reports say that a multi-vehicle collision occurred when the car the woman was operating struck four vehicles, and at least one car hit a 16-year-old boy in a crosswalk. Police reported that the woman would not be cited due to her medical situation.
The accident happened in Somerville near the intersection of McGrath Highway and Highland Avenue. One of the cars involved in the wreck was a 2005 Honda Civic. The 26-year-old female driver of that car was unconscious after the collision, but a witness pulled her from the vehicle, which caught fire and exploded.
Medical responders transported both women to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment of major injuries. In addition, reports stated that young boy who was walking in the crosswalk was flipped into the air after he was hit. He was also transported to the hospital in serious condition, but his injuries were considered non-life-threatening.
When a serious accident like this one occurs, injured parties might seek the advice of a personal injury attorney. It may be possible to bring a civil lawsuit against the driver who apparently caused the crash. While officials may not always pursue criminal charges, the evidence gathered in police reports may suggest that one party’s negligence might have contributed to the crash. When this occurs, an attorney might be able to use that information as the basis of a personal injury lawsuit that seeks compensation for the injured party. That compensation may cover a number of damages, such as the cost of medical treatment and lost wages.
Source: CBS Boston, “4 Seriously Hurt In Somerville Crash, Car Fire,” March 20, 2015