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Massachusetts motorcycle accidents: Man arrested for crash

A fire and rescue worker has been involved in a two-vehicle accident that left him with critical injuries. The other motorist involved will face criminal charges. Unfortunately, he Massachusetts roadways are a commonplace for many motorcycle accidents.Authorities assert that the crash took place when the motorcyclist was traveling in the eastbound direction. The driver of a van cut him off and he was unable to stop in time to avoid a collision. After the impact, the driver of the van reportedly fled the area and the motorcyclist was taken to the hospital where he is currently listed in critical condition. The van driver eventually returned to the scene and authorities issued him a citation for failure to yield, and charged him with driving while intoxicated. When questioned on why he left the scene, he responded that he kept driving around after the accident because he was not sure of what to do. The can driver was also charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving to endanger. He was initially granted a $1,000 bail, but it was later upgraded to $2,000. He has been released from jail and is expected to have a court hearing in early November.Motorcycle accidents can be a horrible experience for Massachusetts victims, under any circumstances. Injured victims may experience emotional distress and suffer from financial loss, as a result of medical expenses and related costs. The van driver could face even more legal woes, apart from his criminal charges, and may need to respond to civil litigation filed by the motorcyclist, due to his injuries. The motorcycle driver retains the right to seek reimbursement of financial damages sustained from the crash. To prevail, he will need to establish that the other driver negligently caused the collision, leading to the injuries that resulted. Source: wickedlocal.com, Framingham firefighter injured in hit-and-run crash, Norman Miller and Sara Mulkeen, Oct. 18, 2013

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