Last Wednesday evening, a Boston car accident killed a 79-year-old woman from Beverly and injured two others. The woman was declared dead at the scene. The collision occurred on the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge when a Lexus reportedly collided head-on with a taxi approaching in the opposite direction.
The driver of the Lexus, a 58-year-old man from Beverly, was hospitalized with serious injuries, as was the 46-year-old cab driver. State troopers closed the bridge for roughly two hours while an accident reconstruction team investigated the cause of the fatal crash.
Investigators have not indicated to the public if any charges will be filed. Massachusetts is a no-fault state, so drivers are typically covered by their own Personal Injury Protection Insurance (PIP); however, sometimes medical costs surpass PIP policy limits.
Source: One dead in Mass. Ave. bridge crash, Boston Herald, December 2, 2010
Woman Killed In Mass. Ave. Bridge Crash, The Boston Channel, December 1, 2010
The Massachusetts car accident attorneys at Altman & Altman can answer your legal questions regarding auto accident claims, lost wages, and other issues resulting from injuries on the road.