An 80-year-old driver was injured yesterday when his car struck a utility pole before coming to rest on the lawn of a Quincy home. The car accident occurred around 11 a.m. on Beal Street. The driver had to be removed from his Buick LeSabre by rescue workers utilizing the Jaws of Life.
The operator of the vehicle, a resident of nearby Milton, is currently in fair condition at Boston Medical Center. The man reportedly suffered head trauma in the collision. The Quincy Police stated that the lack of skid marks at the scene indicate that there was no attempt made by the driver to stop the vehicle. The authorities further stated that the 80-year-old driver likely suffers from a medical condition which caused him to veer off the road.
Witnesses reported that the LeSabre jumped a curb, hit a utility pole and then struck the hedges on the front lawn of a Beal Street home. Fortunately, the vehicle did not collide with any of the pedestrians that were walking along the street at the time of the accident.
Cathy Sheilds, the owner of the property which the car came to a stop on, stated to the Patriot Ledger that the vehicle stopped directly in front of a bay window where her daughter was watching television. The property owner further stated that if it had not been for the hedges, the driver could have gone right through the window.
If you have been injured in a car accident or have had your property damaged by a driver, you may be entitled to compensation through a Massachusetts Personal Injury lawsuit. Please contact the experienced MA motor vehicle crash lawyers at the law firm of Altman & Altman for an initial consultation at no cost to you.
Source: 80-year-old Milton man injured in crash, The Patriot Ledger, August 12, 2010