Car accident involving pedestrian leads to fatality

Drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians all must share the road in Quincy and throughout Massachusetts to ensure that everyone remains safe. Obeying the traffic laws and being visible and vigilant is a sound way to avoid car accidents. However, accidents can sometimes happen regardless. When there is a crash between a person in a vehicle and someone who is not, there can be terrible results with major injuries and death. Knowing what to do in the aftermath is vital.

A male pedestrian was hit by a car and killed in Quincy. The accident occurred at approximately 10:12 p.m. as the 45-year-old man was hit. He was rushed to the hospital where he later died. The accident investigation closed two lanes of the road for several hours. The 31-year-old male driver of a 2005 Saab 9-3 stayed at the scene. As the investigation commences, it will be determined whether charges will be filed in this crash. This is the second recorded pedestrian accident in Quincy in 2017. There were five such fatal car-pedestrian accidents in 2016.

It is an unfortunate reality that even the most cautious people can be involved in a crash. A car accident can have a range of results, but when the accident involves a vehicle and a pedestrian, there is a significant chance of severe injury and even death. Those who have been involved in a car-pedestrian accident or had a loved one who was hurt or killed must be aware of certain realities with insurance and compensation. Insurance companies might seem to be caring and interested in helping, but they are frequently focused on their bottom line. With hospital bills, loss of income and long-term care, any settlement offer is often woefully inadequate. This is when it is essential to speak to a legal professional about a lawsuit seeking compensation.

In this car accident, a man was hit by a car and killed. Although charges have not yet been filed against the driver of the vehicle, that should not have any influence on whether the family decides to pursue compensation in a legal case. They need to have an investigation from their viewpoint with their interests in mind. To do that, speaking to a qualified attorney is the wise first step.

Source: patriotledger.com, "Pedestrian killed on Quincy Shore Drive," Mary Whitfill, June 18, 2017

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