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Man survives vehicle rollover; killed in semi-truck accident


When you get into a car accident, the first thing you probably do is get out of your vehicle. For one Massachusetts man, the decision to get out of his vehicle after it crashed into a guardrail, rolled over and stopped in the center lane was a fatal one.

The accident happened on Route 90 when a 26-year-old man and his 25-year-old passenger got out of the wrecked truck. Neither man was seriously hurt in the rollover, but the driver of the rolled truck was killed when he was struck by a tractor-trailer that was passing by. The tractor-trailer also hit the wrecked truck and a sedan that had just passed the initial accident scene. The 25-year-old passenger in the truck, the driver of the sedan and the passenger in the sedan were all taken to a local hospital in Worchester via ambulance with serious injuries. The driver of the tractor-trailer was also injured in the truck accident and transported to the hospital via a helicopter transport.

The initial rollover accident and the subsequent semi-truck accident are still being investigated by the Massachusetts State Police.

If you have been injured in an accident involving a semi-truck, you might have the right to seek compensation to help lessen the financial impact of the accident. If you have a loved one who died in a similar accident, you might be able to seek compensation for final expenses and other related costs. Learning more about the types of claims for compensation that are available is the first step. An experienced personal injury attorney may be able to advise you on how best to proceed with your case.

Source: Brookline TAB, “Brookline man in tractor-trailer collision dies” Ignacio Laguarda and Erin Clossey, Jan. 16, 2014


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