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Teenage pizza delivery driver allegedly caused fatal Waltham car accident

A 9-year-old boy is dead after a Waltham car accident reportedly involving a teenager delivering for Domino’s pizza, the Boston Herald reported.

Contacting a Boston wrongful death attorney is critical when a fatal accident involves someone driving a vehicle as part of their job. The death of a small child is always a tragedy. But in this case the family may be able to recover damages from the driver and his insurance policy as well as the employer.

The Globe reported the teen delivering pizzas had been involved in a previous Massachusetts car accident. As we reported last month on our Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog, teen drivers are already at high-risk for car accidents. While teens represent less than 10 percent of drivers, they account for up to 20 percent of all accidents. In fact, car accidents are the leading cause of death for all teenagers ages 15 to 20, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

In this case, the Herald reports that the teen was found more than 50 percent at fault for a March accident less than 8 weeks before last week’s deadly crash. He also had a previous driver’s license suspension on his record. He was reportedly behind the wheel of a Mazda Protege, when he collided at an intersection with a Jeep Cherokee.

The Jeep’s driver was the mother of the 9-year-old boy killed in the crash. The Daily News Tribune reported that the boy was ejected from the Jeep and his mother was pinned beneath the vehicle with serious injuries.

ABC 5 reported
that the accident occurred when the teenager ran the stop sign while making a delivery for a Dominos franchise in Waltham. A co-owner of the pizza shop told Channel 5 that she was unaware of the teen’s previous accident or his driving record when he was hired.