The Toyota Camry was hit head-on, and a 59-year-old who was in the car was killed at the scene of the accident. A 62-year-old man and a 28-year-old man who were in the Camry were taken by helicopter to Boston Medical Center. They both suffered serious injuries, according to authorities. It was unclear from reports who was driving the Camry at the time of the crash.
Two people inside the Ford Edge, one of them identified as a 25-year-old female, were both transported to Norwood Hospital by ambulance, but there was no information on their injuries or conditions. The 53-year-old male driver of the Range Rover reportedly suffered minor injuries in the crash, and a 5-year-old child that was in the Range Rover was brought to Norwood Hospital to be evaluated.
The car accident created a major traffic issue, with reports claiming that cars were backed up for a full 27 miles. Investigators were not yet clear on what caused the man to cross over the median into oncoming traffic. However, in situations where a driver was texting and driving or engaging in other inattentive behaviors, it may be possible for the victims, or surviving family members, to be awarded compensation from the courts for medical bills and loss of companionship, as well as other damages.
Source: Boston.com, “One Person Killed in Crash on I-95 South in Norwood” Chris Caesar, May. 30, 2014