A 40-year-old North Andover native and father of three children died in an early morning car crash on Interstate 93 North near the River Road exit. The man was pronounced dead at the scene after his 2005 Land Rover struck a 2009 Honda Fit, which had been involved in an earlier accident. A friend and former business associate said the man was headed to work at a family business when the accident occurred.
According to state police, the driver of the Honda was ejected when the car struck a median guardrail. The car then rolled unattended back into traffic and was struck by the 40-year-old man’s Land Rover that then crossed through multiple lanes, rolled over, and stopped in the breakdown lane. The 27-year-old driver of the Honda who was seriously injured but conscious after the accident said he was changing lanes to avoid a slower moving vehicle when the accident occurred. Several people including medical professionals had stopped their cars and were assisting the accident victims when police arrived.
Survivors of serious car accidents often sustain life-changing injuries including brain and head trauma, bodily injury, and emotional and mental stresses. They are often required to make dramatic adjustments to the way they lived before the accident. Likewise, families confronted with the unexpected death of a loved one who dies in such an accident could find themselves making final arrangements even as they cope with the immediate emotional and mental shock of their loss.
The aftermath of a catastrophic car accident can prove overwhelming for injured survivors and families who have lost a loved one in the accident. During this emotional and trying period, they will also be required to attend to legal and economic matters within specific time limitations. A personal injury attorney may be able to help accident victims and surviving family members recover their damages and losses in a timely manner so that they can begin to restore some normalcy to their lives.
Source: Eagle Tribune, “Andover dad killed in crash”, Bill Kirk, September 28, 2013