On Monday, a Wellesley car crash on Route 128 claims the lives of a husband and wife from Arlington. The 80-year-old husband was reportedly driving a 1997 Dodge van when it veered off the road and hit the guardrail. He was taken to the hospital via helicopter and died of injuries sustained in the car accident the following day. His wife, who was sitting in the passenger side of the van, was pronounced dead upon arrival.
The motor vehicle accident occurred around 3:30pm and is still being investigated by State Police, the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section.
Because this is a single vehicle accident and the driver passed away, auto insurance companies won’t be adjusting anyone’s premiums as a result. However, here in Massachusetts, insurance companies generally presume more than in 50% fault in cases such as when there’s a collision with a parked vehicle, a rear end collision, an out of lane collision, or when the vehicle is traveling in the wrong direction.