An accident on Massachusetts Route 151 caused injuries to drivers of both the involved vehicles. According to reports, a garbage truck collided with a pickup truck when the pickup truck slid into the wrong lane of traffic. Due to this motor vehicle accident, the pickup truck burst into flames. Fire department officials arrived at the scene to extinguish the fire.
The driver of the pickup truck received serious injuries and was sent to a Boston hospital by a Med-flight helicopter. The driver of the garbage truck suffered minor injuries and was sent to a hospital for treatment. Due to the severity of the accident, Route 151 was shut down for some time. According to officials, the pickup driver was responsible for the accident because she was driving too fast for the slushy road conditions.
Accidents usually leave people with injuries to take care of. The person may need continuous medical attention and in some cases, the person may be lucky enough to escape with minor injuries. Injuries caused by the accident may reduce the person’s quality of life.
The person may also have to deal with medical expenses due to the accident. Also, the person’s inability to work may lead to loss of wages. The carelessness of one driver may cause injuries to another. Hence, the at-fault driver can be held liable for the pain and suffering caused to the victims.
When a serious accident occurs, the driver’s insurance agency may immediately challenge the claim. It may send investigators to the accident scene and try to find any proof to limit or deny liability.
The person injured in the accident should seek the assistance of a legal professional in such cases. The attorney may help the person prove that the accident was caused by the negligence of the other driver. The attorney may also help the person recover medical expenses, pain and suffering and loss of wages from the liable parties.
Source: Cape News, “Two Injured, One Cited In Route 151 Crash,” Michael C. Bailey, Jan. 22, 2013