Saturday morning, a police chase that began in Chelsea resulted in the deaths of two individuals in Revere. The preliminary investigation states that the suspect was being pursued by the Chelsea Police Department prior to the collision.
The two vehicles collided when the driver, who was fleeing from the police moments before, ran a red light and struck a vehicle driven by a 65-year-old Revere man.
Following the crash, which occurred at the intersection of Revere Parkway and Route 145, both drivers were ejected from their cars. One of the men was pronounced dead at the scene while the other was pronounced dead at Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett.
Authorities report that the chase began when the suspect fled the scene of a road rage argument with a female driver in Chelsea. Chelsea police officers attempted to pull the suspect’s vehicle over, but he sped off onto Broadway and the eastbound side of Revere Parkway.
The Chelsea police officers were instructed to turn off their lights and disengage the suspect because the suspect’s vehicle was traveling at such a high rate of speed. An autopsy will be done in order to determine whether the suspect was under the influence of alcohol or any other substances. Investigators noted the there was a strong smell of alcohol coming from the individual’s car.
Losing a family member is never easy, but losing a family member as the result of another person’s reckless or negligent behavior can be emotionally devastating for the family. Our MA attorneys understand this, and we work diligently to recover financial damages for the loss of a loved one. We recognize that no legal settlement or trial verdict will ever make up for the tragic loss of a loved one, but our firm will make sure that your rights, benefits and legal remedies are protected and preserved.
Damages can include lost earnings and financial support, compensation for the victim’s medical expenses, burial costs, and reasonable compensation for the loss of love, companionship, and moral support. The kind of (and percentage amount) of recovery that each plaintiff can receive depends on their biological relationship to the deceased. Damage awards also include interest from the date that the person died.
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The Boston, Massachusetts law firm of Altman & Altman represents the surviving family members of victims who died in tragic accidents caused by the careless or reckless actions of another party.
Source: High speed collision leaves two men dead, The Boston Globe, August 29, 2010