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Massachusetts pedestrian dies as the result of a hit-and-run

An unidentified man is dead as the result of an apparent hit-and-run auto accident that occurred around 10:51 p.m. June 4 in Lowell. According to reports, witnesses observed a vehicle that appeared to be speeding on Westford Street in the vicinity of Marlborough Street. The vehicle was heavily damaged in the front end, and its front windshield was almost completely smashed. Authorities responded to emergency calls and found a man lying in the street apparently having been hit by a hit-and-run driver. Police were able to get a description of the vehicle, including its license plate, from witnesses and have already identified the owner. They are now looking for a blue Volkswagen hatchback with Massachusetts license plates as well as the owner of the vehicle. A portion of Westford Street was closed temporarily between Belmont and Marlborough streets while authorities investigated the accident. The crash was being reconstructed by a unit of the Lowell police department. Anyone with additional information is being asked to contact police or call Crimestoppers. Car accidents often result in serious injuries or death. Injuries suffered in a car accident can change a person’s life forever. If a victim is unable to return to work, significant financial losses can result. In addition to pain and suffering, a victim may incur substantial medical costs. In order to seek compensation for their losses, a person injured in a car or pedestrian accident may want to consider filing a personal injury lawsuit. When a person dies in an automobile accident, such as the pedestrian in Lowell, the victim’s family may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit, especially if it can be shown that the accident resulted from negligence. Source: LowellSun.com, “Police seek driver in fatal Lowell hit-and-run“, Robert Mills, June 05, 2014

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