A recent hit-and-run car accident in Quincy left a local male driver with multiple charges and in deep trouble with law enforcement officers. According to the Quincy Herald-Whig, the accident happened just before 10:00 a.m. on the corner of Broadway and 24th.
Local officers say they’ve arrested the 46-year-old suspect on charges of driving while his license was suspended, leaving the scene of an accident, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle as well as improper lane usage. He is currently being held at the Adams County Jail.
Our Boston car accident attorneys understand what a headache it can be to be involved in an auto accident with a driver who isn’t licensed and who doesn’t have the proper car insurance to cover the damages they’ve caused. Many times, innocent, responsible and insured drivers are left to front the bill in these costly accidents. That’s why it’s important for you to contact and experienced attorney if you or someone you love has been involved in a car accident with one of these irresponsible drivers. You’ll need experienced representation to fight for your rights and the deserved compensation to cover the damages.
In the Quincy car accident, police report that the collision happened when a U-Haul truck attempted to cross over the eastbound traffic to make a turn. As the truck attempted to make the turn, a pickup truck slammed into it. One of the drivers was taken to the hospital and treated for injuries.
The uninsured and unlicensed driver fled the scene of the accident and was located by officers nearby, on Vermont and 22nd.
According to USA TODAY, about one out of every seven driver doesn’t have the proper motor insurance. Industry groups estimate that nearly 15 percent of all motorists are uninsured, which is a number that is expected to climb along with gas prices and unemployment rates.
“Over the last 20 years, uninsured motorists and the unemployment rate have tracked fairly closely,” says David Corum, vice president of the Insurance Research Council.
In 2007, insured drivers paid out nearly $11 billion for other motorists with no insurance policies. Some drivers have that part of car insurance that covers uninsured motorists. Some don’t.
Officials even conclude that state laws that make it a requirement to have this kind of insurance have been proven ineffective in keeping drivers insured. Some just can’t afford it and are willing to risk the well-being and the financial stability of those who play by the rules. Experts also conclude that nearly 5 percent of drivers in the state of Massachusetts don’t have any kind of car insurance. In our state, drivers are required to show proof of insurance before they’re allowed to register a vehicle.
If you, a friend or someone you love has been injured in an auto accident in Boston with an uninsured motorist, contact Boston Injury Attorney Jeffrey S. Glassman schedule a free and confidential appointment to discuss your case. Call 877-617-5333.