Most people, if they are lucky enough, may only have one mishap, other than minor traffic violations, during their lifetime. One unlucky Massachusetts young lady has had two, both of which are the result of the same car accident. This teen was first involved in a three car collision and, after getting out of her car, was struck by yet another vehicle.
The first crash occurred in the early evening on a Worcester County road. Three cars were involved in the collision, and it resulted in four people being sent to local hospitals. One of the drivers of the cars caught up in the wreck was reportedly a teenage girl.
The young driver apparently got out of her car after the collision and started to cross the road. As she was in the roadway, another vehicle hit her. While the girl did not receive life threatening injuries, she was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. None of the other people involved are reported to have suffered serious injuries. Police have reportedly stated that while they do not yet know what caused the wreck, they do not believe anyone will be charged with criminal offenses as a result of the three car accident.
The young girl in this incident was hurt in two separate accidents, once as a driver and then as a pedestrian. She may suffer for years from the physical injuries that resulted from these collisions. Anytime someone is a victim of a car accident, they may have many challenges ahead, both physically and financially. There are legal options to seek reimbursement of monetary damages sustained for the burden caused by lost wages and possible long term care even when there have not been any formal criminal charges. Massachusetts has many resources available to assist victims and their families in finding the best solution for the circumstances that have befallen them due to the negligence of another party.
Source: milforddailynews.com, “Four injured in Rte. 16 multi-car accident in Mendon,” Norman Miller, July 12. 2013