A car crash in the greater Boston area can occur at any time of the day or night. While that is true of any large metropolitan area, it does not lessen the consequences often suffered as the result of a serious car accident. A collision is sometimes the result of a moment's distraction or other potentially negligent action. Police down in Bristol County are investigating two crashes which happened in Rehoboth on Feb. 28.
The first car accident occurred shortly after 10 a.m. on Bay State Road. One individual from both of the vehicles involved was rescued and the two injured people were transported to the hospital for treatment for injuries sustained in the head-on collision. No further word on their condition was available, and police closed the roadway for about two hours to investigate the collision and arrange for cleanup of debris.
The second incident happened on Winthrop Street where it intersects with Williams Street, shortly before 3:30 p.m. The four-car collision substantially damaged two of the vehicles while the other two sustained moderate damage. As with the earlier car accident, police closed the roadway to traffic to investigate the incident and arrange for work crews to clear the streets. Three individuals were said to be injured and were transported to Rhode Island Hospital, though there was no information concerning the extent of any injuries or the condition of the people hurt.
While police will presumably issue formal accident reports, those involved in the collisions will likely want to know the results. Anyone suffering serious injuries in the greater Boston area or any part of the state may have a claim to recover monetary damages if it is found that the injuries were the result of negligence on the part of another party. While it is too early to fully understand what occurred in these incidents, those involved would do well to investigate their options as they assess their legal right to pursue financial remuneration for expenses incurred and lost income, as well as for any pain and suffering related to their injuries.
Source: Wickedlocal.com/Taunton, "Four-way crash in Rehoboth," Feb. 28, 2012