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Lexington car accident claims life of driver — drivers account for half of Massachusetts traffic fatalities

A Lexington, Massachusetts car accident has claimed the life of a 33-year-old Gardner woman, the Boston Globe reported.

Massachusetts State Police say the victim was driving a subcompact car on Route 2 eastbound in Lexington when she veered into the westbound lanes, crashing into three other vehicles.

She was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, just after 2 p.m. Authorities are investigating what caused the accident. Route 2 was closed for about three hours.

ABC5 reports that four other people were injured; two of the drivers were seriously hurt.

The number of Massachusetts traffic accidents has declined in recent years, from 149,860 in 2006 to 136,384 in 2008, according to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety.

Along with the reduction in accidents has come a reduction in fatalities, from 429 in 2006 to 363 in 2008. Still, more than 3,700 motorists were seriously injured in Massachusetts traffic crashes in 2008, the last year for which statistics are available.

About half of the fatality victims -177- were the drivers of passenger cars.

If you have been injured in a Boston car accident, contact Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Jeffrey S. Glassman for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 877-617-5333.