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1 dead, 3 injured in single-vehicle crash

On April 9, a crash that occurred in Massachusetts left one person dead and three others injured. The accident took place at about 11 p.m. near the 500 block of Union Street in Weymouth.Authorities stated that several 911 calls were made about an accident on Union Street. It appeared that a vehicle was traveling south when the driver struck a telephone pole. The vehicle then struck several parked cars before colliding with a tree. The impact caused a 15-year-old girl and a second occupant to be ejected from the car. Four individuals in total were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The 15-year-old girl was later pronounced dead. It was confirmed by a local high school that the other three injured individuals were students. The school reportedly cancelled all after-school activities for the Monday following the crash and had counselors available to talk to students. An investigation was being conducted by Weymouth police authorities as to what had caused the accident. When a person is killed in a motor vehicle accident, the surviving family members often face severe financial challenges in addition to the grief associated with the sudden loss of a loved one. In addition to funeral and burial expenses, they may have lost the contributions to the household budget that the decedent was making. If it can be determined that the fatal accident was due to the negligence of another motorist, the survivors may want to discuss with an attorney the advisability of filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault motorist that would seek compensation for those and other losses.Source: Braintree Patch, “Occupants of Car in Fatal Weymouth Crash Identified as Archbishop Williams Students“, Daniel Libon, April 11, 2016