A car crash can change someone's life in the blink of an eye. It can leave scars that are emotional as well as physical. For anyone who loses a loved one to a car accident, it can be difficult to understand how such a tragedy could happen. If the collision involved a driver who driving in an unsafe manner, that often amplifies the hurt and pain. Massachusetts police allege that this is exactly what happened in a recent crash that took the life of one person and injured another.
Authorities say that the incident happened on a recent late night when a man was speeding in East Boston. He allegedly struck several parked cars and then ran into a cement planter in the center of the road. This impact apparently caused the vehicle to roll onto its roof. A passenger in the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene, while another was taken to an area hospital.
Police say that the driver fled the scene on foot, but they were able to catch and arrest him. He has been charged with motor vehicle homicide, leaving the scene of an accident after causing personal injury and leaving the scene of an accident after property damage. His bail was set at $1000, and his upcoming court date has been scheduled.
No matter how this man's criminal charges turn out, the surviving passenger or the family of the passenger who died could decide to file a civil claim against the driver. Doing so could result in financial damages that could be used to offset any costs associated with the car accident or to compensate for the emotional or mental distress this incident likely caused. Any Massachusetts families who find themselves in a similar situation can seek the counsel of a legal professional who can explain all available options to see justice served.