According to police, a motor vehicle crash on Elm Street in Kingston, Massachusetts Monday night left one teenager dead and three others hospitalized. Reportedly, the 1998 Ford Explorer was traveling east on Elm Street when the driver lost control, striking a pole and then a tree after becoming airborne. The crash impact affected neighborhood power lines. The SUV contained four 19-year-old men, all from the South Shore.
When police arrived at the scene, three men were reportedly still in the vehicle and one was walking around. Two of the victims were flown by a MedFlight helicopter to Boston-area hospitals, and two were taken to South Shore Medical Center by ambulance.
Car crashes unfortunately are a fact of life. In fact, auto accidents are among the leading causes of deaths and injuries in the United States. Although we hope of course that we and our loved ones will not be involved in any incidents on the roads, it is important to understand the rights of victims should such a tragedy occur. Victims of motor vehicle negligence may have legal remedies available, however the period immediately after the accident is crucial to the preparation of a car accident case, which can be complex, especially if the accident involved wrongful death or catastrophic injury.
If you or a family member have suffered significant personal injuries as the result of a car accident and would like to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney at Swartz & Swartz, P.C., please contact us. You can call us at (617) 742-1900, or if you are outside the Boston area, call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732. We are here to answer your questions and discuss how to protect your legal rights.