His wife was also in the car, she was able to gain partial control of the card before the head-on impact into a guard rail. Law enforcement was dispatched to the scene at around 10 p.m. last night. The accident occurred on Fuller Road close to the Interstate 291 onramp. There were no other vehicles involved.
Chicopee Police Officers did administer CPR and activated an automatic defibrillator prior to the arrival of Emergency Medical Technicians who gained control of the scene. The man, in his 70s, was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The wife did not sustain injuries in the accident. The collision will be reviewed by the Chicopee Police Crash Reconstruction Team.
Massachusetts Good Samaritan Laws
Massachusetts does not impose a duty on its citizens to rescue someone who is injured. Massachusetts residents must however report crimes to which they are witness.
If you do decide to render aid to someone in need of help, voluntarily, and believe the help is necessary, you will not face liability for harm. That is so long as you acted without gross negligence or wanton disregard for the person’s safety. This can be as simple as using life saving devices and equipment as instructed by the manufacturer.
This protection exists only if you helped someone without getting paid in return. If you were essentially paid to render help and your actions cause harm, you could be liable to the injured party.
This can be a complicated area of personal injury law and wrongful death lawsuits. Make sure you call the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman at (617) 367-2900 to walk you through the different scenarios.
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