Lowell, MA – Woman Seriously Injured in Hit and Run

images-6Lowell, MA (July 4, 2018) – A woman riding a scooter in Lowell, Massachusetts was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle on Tuesday night.  The woman was riding on Middlesex Street near the corner of West Aldea Street around 10:00 when she was struck by an SUV passing through the area.  The SUV driver fled the scene immediately after the crash and before police could arrive on the scene.

The injured woman was airlifted to a Boston hospital with serious injuries, according to Lowell Police Captain Paul LaFerriere.  It is unknown whether her injuries are life-threatening as of Wednesday morning.  The intersection of Middlesex and West Aldea was closed for nearly two hours while police investigated the crash.  Emergency broadcasts just after the collision indicated that the SUV had heavy front end damage.

Police are still searching for the hit and run driver and their investigation into the crash remains ongoing.  No other information is available at this time.

Massachusetts Hit and Run Accident Attorneys

A hit-and-run accident can be a devastating event.  Drivers who are involved in accidents and then leave the scene face both civil and criminal liability. Civil liability includes monetary recovery from the driver’s insurance company or personally from the driver themselves.  Criminal liability includes fines, probation and even jail time for especially egregious incidents.

It can be difficult to understand why a driver would act so carelessly and recklessly, in complete disregard for the rights and safety of others.  Unfortunately, not all of these perpetrators are apprehended by police and brought to justice.  In those cases, a good personal injury attorney can come into play and locate other avenues of recovery for you.  

Many people are unaware that they carry uninsured motorist coverage as a standard part of their automobile insurance policy.  Uninsured motorist coverage kicks in when you are hit by a driver without insurance or, in the case of a hit and run, the other driver cannot be found.  In these instances, your policy should take responsibility for the crash and pay you for any damages you sustained, including lost wages and out of pocket medical expenses.

Uninsured motorist issues are extremely complex and should never be handled without the aid and advice of an experienced personal injury lawyer.

At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, we know these things occur because we deal with them daily at our Boston firm.  We have seen people who make the mistake of hiring an inexperienced lawyer or trying to handle the case themselves.  The difference is dramatic.

Please call us today at 617-367-2900 to discuss your case.   The call is free and if we decide to take your case we do not recover unless you do.  Give us a call today.

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