Because of the high number of vehicles traveling on Massachusetts roadways during rush hour, the potential for car accidents can be high. This is especially true when traffic slows down unexpectedly and vehicles are required to brake suddenly. This is why it is so important for drivers to pay close attention to the road and their surroundings at all times and not allow themselves to become distracted.
A 53-year-old driver of a Range Rover who may have been distracted or otherwise impaired crossed over the median and collided head on with a Toyota. The car accident happened on I-95 during afternoon rush hour. It was so bad that traffic was affected for 27 miles.
Two occupants in the Toyota, a 28- and 62-year-old were both seriously injured in the accident and were taken to the hospital via helicopter. A 59-year-old woman in the car died at the scene.
After the Range Rover hit the Toyota, it also crashed into a Ford. Two people inside the Ford were taken to the hospital for treatment of their injuries. The Range Rover’s driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital along with his 5-year-old passenger.
Because of the actions of one driver, a woman lost her life and a handful of others were injured and required hospitalization. Those involved in this accident may wish to speak with an attorney experienced in personal injury law to discuss their case. They may be entitled to compensation for their pain and suffering, medical expenses and damages done to their vehicles.
Source: Boston.com, “One Person Killed in Crash on I-95 South in Norwood,” Chris Caesar, May 30, 2014