Police in Massachusetts are currently investigating an accident that claimed the life of one man and caused two others to suffer serious injuries. The car crash occurred Nov. 24, in Natick. An elderly driver is believed to have lost control of her vehicle, causing the accident.
According to a local report, a white sedan jumped a curb and struck three men as they walked out of a hardware store. After striking the men, the car then hit the building and came to a stop. One of the victims, believed to be in his 40s was flown to a medical center with severe head trauma. The other men -- according to a video that accompanied the report -- are in their 70s; both were taken via ambulance to a nearby hospital. Authorities have not indicated which of the victims succumbed to his injuries.
The driver believed responsible for this crash -- who is said to be in her 80s -- suffered minor injuries and complained of chest pain when the rescue team arrived on scene. Witnesses to the accident claim that her driving was erratic and that she was driving at a high rate of speed just before hitting the pedestrians. At this time, charges have not been filed as authorities are still trying to identify the official cause the wreck.
This car crash is certainly tragic for everyone directly involved and for the surviving family members of the deceased. In accordance with Massachusetts laws, the economic and non-economic damages sustained by the injured victims and the decedent's loved ones may be recoverable through legal means. Personal injury and wrongful death claims may be filed in a state civil court. Those cases that are litigated successfully may be awarded compensation for any and all recoverable losses.
Source: wcvb.com, "1 dead after vehicle strikes pedestrians in shopping center parking lot", Norman Miller, Nov. 25, 2015