Several people were injured in Massachusetts when a tractor-trailer collided with a car that was waiting in traffic for children to board a school bus on the morning of April 23. The crash occurred on Route 28 in Middleboro. Massachusetts State police reported that six ambulances were called to the scene of the truck accident to assist with the multiple injuries caused by the collision. At least two people sustained serious injuries.
The school bus was not damaged, and thankfully no students on the bus were injured. State police closed Route 28 in both directions during the accident investigation. Heavy rain was reported in the area around the time of the accident. However, it has not been confirmed if weather was a factor, and the accident is still under investigation.
Unfortunately, multiple-car accidents often involve multiple injuries. Those injured may have the right to file a legal claim against any party whose negligence caused or was deemed a contributing factor in an accident. If negligence on the part of any individual caused or contributed to the collision, a legal basis to pursue civil claims for personal injury may exist.
There was no preliminary indication if authorities intended to issue any citations in connection with the truck accident. Nevertheless, those involved will likely benefit from reviewing all relevant evidence, including the official accident report. In that manner, they can determine their rights and responsibilities under Massachusetts law. A successful civil claim for personal injury may help ensure that negligent parties are held accountable as well as provide needed reimbursement for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other expenses incurred.
Source: WPRI.com, "Tractor trailer hits car, several hurt," James O'Leary, April 23, 2012