Interstates can be particularly dangerous roadways as thousands of cars travel across these useful paths every day. While caution should always be taken whenever one chooses to get behind the wheel, we urge particular caution whenever high speeds combine with an abundance of other drivers.
On May 23, an accident near Exit 40 on Interstate-495 injured two and resulted in a fire that engulfed one vehicle and upended another. Emergency responders received notification of an accident along the interstate and proceeded to the scene. Upon arrival, they found a pickup truck and Hyundai hatchback that appeared to have collided.
Through the course of the accident, the pickup truck rolled over onto its hood, severely damaging it as it came to a stop in the left lane. The hatchback remained upright but caught fire as a result of the crash. Andover Fire Rescue arrived at the scene and proceeded to extinguish the engulfed vehicle.
The elderly man who had been driving the truck suffered non-life-threatening-injuries and the 76-year-old driver of the pickup was transported to the hospital to receive treatment for his injuries.
Car Accidents and Injury
Car accidents can cause serious injuries to victims. The severity of this accident demonstrates how vital to our safety and the safety of others on the road it is that we remember to always drive safely. All drivers have a duty of care to protect the other people around them by taking care to not drive recklessly. When these drivers put others at risk, the victims of this behavior deserve to receive the help and compensation needed to recover from their injuries.
Serious car accidents can have lasting and detrimental impacts on a person’s life. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, we are committed to raising awareness about the steps they can take to protect themselves and others whenever driving on Massachusetts’ roads. We also understand that for even the most cautious driver, accidents happen. When they do, we are here to help victims as they seek to recover their rights and receive the compensation needed to recover and continue their lives.
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Disclaimer: At our firm, we wish to honor the victims of these tragedies and give general information to the public about accident news. We do not wish to disrespect the parties involved and do not want this information to be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. Do not rely on this information exclusively, and instead seek the help of a trusted attorney moving forward. This post is not intended as a solicitation for business, and we wish a full recovery for anyone injured in the accidents we cover.