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Woman involved in fatal Massachusetts car accident had history of traffic accidents and violations

A driver involved in a fatal Massachusetts car accident last weekend has a long string of accident and had previously had her license suspended in 2008, the Taunton Gazette reported.

We reported the accident on our Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog. It happened on I-495 Friday night when the woman reportedly lost control. The Toyota Rav4 rolled over and ejected the driver and passenger from the vehicle. The 29-year-old passenger died as a result of his injuries. Authorities say the driver lost control near the weigh stations, where the road narrows from three lanes to two.

Sometimes accidents are unavoidable. And sometimes poor choices can lead to a serious or fatal accident. Unfortunately, drivers with a poor driving record also are frequently uninsured or underinsured — often because they cannot afford the high insurance premiums that come with a poor driving record. A Boston injury lawyer will review the driving record and available insurance of an at-fault driver and use that information when building a case to compensate victims for lost wages, medical expenses, and other costs associated with an accident. In cases where a Massachusetts accident is caused by an uninsured or underinsured motorist, an attorney may be able to help victims collect on the assets of an at-fault driver, or by filing a claim with their own insurance company.

There is no information about whether the driver was insured in this case.

The Gazette reports that Registry of Motor Vehicle records show the driver has been at-fault in five accidents between 2003 and 2008. She was also convicted of two moving violations in 2006 and 2007. Her license was suspended in May of 2008 after she failed to complete a mandatory driver retraining class following her fifth accident. She completed the class in January of 2009 and her license was reinstated. The state revoked her license after last week’s accident pending the resolution of the case, which is still under investigation.

If you have been injured in a Boston car accident or an accident elsewhere in Massachusetts, contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 877-617-5333.