The influence of drugs can have a substantial impact on one's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. Those who get behind the wheel of a car while impaired may be much less capable of handling a variety of driving scenarios, and they may increase the chances that a dangerous crash could occur in the process. A recent car accident involving an impaired driver has left two individuals with injuries in Massachusetts.
The incident is said to have taken place just after 12 p.m. on a recent Wednesday. According to police, the crash occurred when the driver of a car suddenly veered into an oncoming lane and struck another vehicle head-on. The other driver reportedly became trapped within her vehicle and after being rescued by emergency responders, she was rushed to a hospital for medical care.
While investigating the incident, law enforcement agents claim to have discovered the driver who caused the crash was under the influence of drugs at the time. She was placed under arrest and escorted to a medical facility for treatment of unspecified injuries. Police have advised that she faces numerous charges following the crash, including negligent operation and driving under the influence.
Suffering major injuries in a car accident can be a harrowing experience. Should the accident come as the result of the actions of an impaired driver, the victim of the crash could choose to speak with an attorney for guidance on his or her available legal avenues. This type of advice could help a person in Massachusetts better prepare to pursue the restitution entitled through a personal injury claim against the party deemed culpable.