When a car or truck accident occurs in Massachusetts resulting in serious injury and/or death, it is customary for authorities to close down the roadway for some time thereafter, usually a matter of a few hours. This gives a team of accident reconstruction investigators the opportunity to examine the scene and try to determine the cause of the collision.
Authorities have issued no citations and filed no charges in relation to an accident that occurred in Acton last Monday morning, nor have they publicly identified the cause of the crash. However, they did close down Route 2A temporarily thereafter to allow the accident reconstruction team to conduct an investigation.
The accident occurred near the intersection of Meyer Hill Drive. It included two vehicles, a car and a tractor-trailer. The driver of the tractor-trailer remained at the scene, having sustained no injury in the collision. Unfortunately, however, both the driver and the passenger of the car became trapped inside their vehicle.
Firefighters who responded to the call had to rescue the two occupants of the car. An ambulance transported the passenger to a nearby hospital in serious condition. The condition of the driver was critical, requiring transportation to a different hospital via helicopter. No identifying information is available about any of the individuals involved in the accident. There is also no information available as to the current conditions of those who required hospitalization.
It is impossible to tell at this point who, if anyone, is responsible for the crash, but occupants of cars tend to fare worse after a collision with a truck regardless of who is ultimately at fault. Those with questions about legal options following a truck accident may wish to consult an attorney.