State Police have apprehended the truck driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run collision on Tuesday night in Webster, MA. “The truck’s operator is a 44-year-old Dracut man, who was interviewed by field troopers and State Police detectives assigned to the Worcester District Attorney’s Office early this morning,” said a spokesman for the Massachusetts State Police. Authorities are not releasing his name at this time.
The driver struck and killed Jeremy Paige, 24, of Webster, MA at 11:10 p.m. while Paige was walking in the westbound travel lane on the ramp from Cudworth Road to Route 395. The driver continued driving until police stopped him in Woburn, MA shortly after midnight, said Mass State Police.
State Police officers investigating the incident tracked the vehicle to the LKO Corporation, and eventually found it on Route 93 near exit 37. Authorities had the truck towed to Cody’s tow yard, impounding it for further investigation, although initial reports indicate that it was in fact the vehicle involved in the crash, said the Mass State Police.
Authorities are still deciding whether to file criminal charges against the driver.
Hit-and-Run Collisions with Pedestrians
Our attorneys at Altman & Altman, LLP recognize the tragic consequences hit-and-run collisions can have for victims and their families. Unfortunately, these incidents happen too frequently in Massachusetts.
Drivers are legally required to stop after being involved in an accident. Most do, but some, perhaps fearing prosecution and jail time, flee the scene of the crash. When police eventually locate the driver, as they almost always do, the penalties will be stiffer than if he or she had stopped.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a hit-and-run collision, please contact one of our experienced Massachusetts car accident attorneys at 617-492-3000 or by email. We have successfully negotiated and litigated millions of dollars in insurance claims and jury awards for thousands of our clients. In addition to handling all types of car accidents, our personal injury lawyers have over 50 years of experience in handling truck accident claims.
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Source: UPDATE: Truck Wanted In Fatal Accident Found in Woburn, Woburn.patch.com, January 16, 2013.