Shortly following the accident, the transient ran to a white van and demanded that the driver transport him somewhere else, but the driver refused and held the young man until authorities arrived at the scene. According to court records, he has been charged with receiving known stolen property and with taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent. It is unknown if he will be charged with driving under the influence of drugs or if he will be held accountable for his role in the multiple-car accident.
Truck accidents can cause very serious injuries and may even result in death. If a truck driver is under the influence of drugs and causes an accident in Massachusetts, the driver may be liable for the harm caused. A personal injury attorney could explain victims’ options for recourse if they have been injured by a negligent driver.
Source: CNN Justice, “Cause of multiple collisions in California? Zombies, driver tells police,” Dorrine Mendoza, April 11, 2013