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1 dead, 3 injured in Massachusetts car accident

A 55-year-old man who suffered critical injuries in a car accident in Massachusetts died as a result of his injuries on June 29. According to the report, the head-on collision took place on Route 37 at approximately 1:30 p.m. A witness saw the collision and notified the police. She stated that she saw an Oldsmobile and a Honda Civic collide head-on. The impact caused the two vehicles to bounce, leaving two mangled vehicles but no skid marks. A preliminary report that was conducted by the authorities determined that the Civic was traveling south while the Oldsmobile was traveling north. A witness stated that the driver of the Oldsmobile, the deceased man, seemed to be distraught prior to the crash. They reported that he turned a corner and started fishtailing before losing control of the vehicle. The man was transported to a Boston hospital via a medical helicopter. He died later the same day. A female passenger from the Oldsmobile, the 60-year-old female driver of the Civic and her 54-year-old male passenger were all taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The extent of their injuries was not reported. At the time the report was released, the investigation into the crash was still ongoing and no potential factors were stated. A driver may cause a car accident while they are drunk driving, driving while fatigued or even driving while distracted. Even if the accused driver dies in the accident, others who suffered an injury in the crash may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit against the deceased driver’s estate. For example, the occupants of the Civic may be able to seek compensation for their medical bills that were incurred during treatment of their accident injuries, any future treatment that may be needed and for pain and suffering. Source: Taunton Daily Gazette, “Holbrook man injured in crash on Route 37 dies“, Maria Papadopoulos , June 30, 2014