On Wednesday morning, a Hyde Park man was involved in a car accident that took his life. The 32-year-old man was driving a 1993 Infiniti sedan when the vehicle reportedly crashed into a concrete barrier, flipping over and landing on its roof between two toll booths on Interstate 95.
State police freed the accident victim from his vehicle by cutting his seat belt. Authorities believe speed was a factor, but as of late Wednesday evening, they were still investigating the car crash.
Auto insurance companies typically handle single-vehicle accidents differently from accidents involving several vehicles. In this case, the driver unfortunately did not survive the accident, but in cases where the driver does survive, they are typically assumed to be at fault because no other vehicles were involved. However, in some cases, an investigation and witnesses might prove that the driver swerved to avoid another vehicle or a pedestrian.
Source: Driver killed in crash at Hampton tolls identified, Boston Herald, October 7, 2010
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