This past week, a four vehicle car accident occurred on Route 2 in Lexington. The accident occurred around 2:30 p.m., when a vehicle headed eastbound crossed over the median into oncoming westbound traffic.
The vehicle then collided head –on with three automobiles driving in the westbound lanes on Route 2. The accident occurred at a high rate of speed. The driver of the vehicle which crossed the median and struck the other cars was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to state police, another individual involved in the accident was in “very bad shape” and was transported to the hospital for treatment of the injuries sustained in the collision. Reportedly, all but one of the people involved in the four-car accident were transported to the hospital. The one individual that was not taken to the hospital was able to walk and was treated at the scene.
As a result of the fatal car crash, the westbound lanes on Route 2 were closed for approximately three hours. It was not until 5:30 p.m. that Massachusetts State Police were able to re-open the Lexington highway. The traffic was disrupted so badly that state police troopers were advising drivers to turn around and not get onto Route 2.
The accident is currently under investigation.
Car accidents can be frightening and sometimes deadly. Having handled thousands of car accidents our accident attorneys have seen just about every type of accident. In this above case there were numerous vehicles involved in the car accident how we would handle each case would be different for each plaintiff. It appears from the early reports that one vehicle was the sole cause of this accident. When you have one vehicle at fault and a number of injured parties figuring out how much insurance coverage is available and who has additional insurance coverage is critical. Our accident attorneys have decades of experience in handling multiple car accident claims, we have collected tens of millions of dollars for our clients during this time.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an automobile accident, you may be entitled to financial relief through a Massachusetts Personal Injury lawsuit. Please contact the experienced attorneys at the law firm of Altman & Altman for an initial consultation free of charge. Our lawyers have been representing victims of car accidents for over 50 years with great success.
Source: 1 killed, several hurt in 4 vehicle crash in Lexington, WHDH-TV, August 19, 2010