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Brothers Suffer Burns After Vehicle Rolls Over and Catches Fire in Boston

Two brothers who were seriously injured in an early morning car accident on Sunday in Boston are confirmed to be in stable condition. Identified as Muji Karim, 28, and Husain Karim, 27, originally from Burlington, Vt., the brothers each suffered extensive injuries after their vehicle rolled over and caught fire on Storrow Drive in Boston.

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office confirmed that Husain Karim, the younger of the two brothers, was driving a white Infiniti that reportedly struck a tree, rolled over, and caught fire. State troopers responded to the area of Storrow Drive eastbound near the off-ramp to Kenmore Square and the Boston Fire Department was subsequently called with the Jaws of Life to extricate the two brothers and to extinguish the fire caused by the crash.

Husain Karim, the driver, was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital and Muji Karim, the passenger, was taken to Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Both men suffered from severe burns and injuries. Suffolk District Attorney’s Office spokesman Jake Wark confirmed that both men are expected to survive and that the conditions of both have stabilized.

The crash continues to be under investigation by the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and State Police Crime Scene Services.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation reports that in 2006, 15% of all Massachusetts fatal crashes were rollovers.

Driving when distracted, exhausted, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs can significantly increase chances of a rollover accident. If tires are not properly inflated or if the cargo weight is too heavy for a vehicle´s recommended weight, the chances of a rollover are also increased.

A tripped rollover, such as was the case above, can occur due to any of the following circumstances:

• A collision with an object, such as a tree or a guardrail • A collision with another vehicle • Soft soil on the side of the road
• Steep slope or ditch on the side of the road

If you have been involved in a road accident, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced Massachusetts car accident lawyer as soon as possible.

Sources:

North Andover crash victims have stabilized , The Eagle Tribune, August 23, 2011
North Andover brothers were UNH football duo, The Eagle Tribune, August 23, 2011
Former Burlington football stars in hospital after fiery crash, WCAX.com, August 23, 2011
Roadway Safety Tips, Massachusetts Department of Transportation
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If you have been injured on the road, an experienced Massachusetts accident lawyer can advise you.

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