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Man to be charged in connection with fatal head-on collision

According to authorities, Massachusetts State Police troopers sought an arrest warrant for a 45-year-old East Bridgewater man for allegedly causing a fatal head-on collision on Cape Cod on Nov. 18. The man will be summoned to appear in court for charges related to the incident. Troopers allege that the 45-year-old man was driving east in a Ford F350 pickup truck on Route 6 in Sandwich when he allegedly became distracted. He then allegedly veered across the highway’s median, striking a Honda Accord driven by a 32-year-old Centerville man. The driver died as a result of the injuries he suffered in the accident. Troopers are seeking charges of speeding, motor vehicle homicide, impeding operation and negligent operation in connection with the crash. There is no word as to when the accused man’s court appearance will be. Negligent, distracted driving can result in motor vehicle accidents causing serious personal injury or death. When a person is killed as a result of a driver’s negligence, his or her family may be able to seek recovery of damages through filing a wrongful death civil lawsuit. A civil case may be filed and proceed regardless of whether a person has criminal charges pending against them for the same accident, as civil and criminal proceedings are different. Even in a case in which a person is not criminally charged, a family may still prevail in civil court, as the burden of proof is not as high in civil trials as it is in criminal cases. Families may wish to consult with a personal injury attorney about the facts of their loved one’s case. An attorney may be able to identify all potential defendants and claims. Source: MassLive, “Massachusetts State Police to charge East Bridgewater man with motor vehicle homicide for fatal crash on Cape Cod“, Conor Berry, November 21, 2014