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7-car crash in Massachusetts injures 4, kills 1


A seven-vehicle accident that injured four people and killed a woman occurred in Norwood on New Year’s Day. The car accident happened on Interstate 95 shortly after 2 a.m. when the 23-year-old driver of an Audi hit a guardrail in the northbound lanes. The initial crash caused a chain reaction that involved six other vehicles and forced authorities to divert traffic until about 6 a.m.

The driver of the Audi, which had spun to face oncoming traffic after the initial collision, suffered serious injuries and was transported to Boston Medical Center in critical condition. There was a 25-year-old passenger in the car with him, but he is not believed to have been injured.

A 55-year-old woman was driving a Buick that was involved in the car accident, while a 20-year-old woman was driving a Kia and a 53-year-old man was driving a Subaru. Those drivers are believed to have been unharmed, as were the 62-year-old male driver and 24-year-old passenger of a Lincoln. Also believed to have been unscathed in the crash were the 32-year-old male driver and two passengers, aged 22 and 23, of a Nissan Altima.

A 75-year-old Jamaica Plain man who was driving a Cadillac was injured and taken to Norwood Hospital. The vehicle was carrying three passengers of ages 68, 71 and 78, all of whom were also taken to both Boston Medical Center and Norwood Hospital. The 71-year-old woman did not survive her injuries and was pronounced dead shortly after her arrival.

If the driver of the Audi is found by police to have caused the car accident through some act of negligence, the three other people who were injured may be able to claim compensation for their injuries. The compensation could cover their medical bills and the wages that they would have earned had they not been recuperating from the injuries.

Source: My Fox Boston, “Fatal multi-car collision in Norwood“, Gail Waterhouse, January 01, 2014


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