An 18-year-old Middleborough woman was killed when she lost control of her car on I-495 shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday, according to Massachusetts State Police. Her 1996 Toyota Avalon was southbound hear the Plainville exit, when she apparently lost control, veered into the median, and struck a tree.
She was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where she was pronounced dead. Our Boston injury attorneys frequently report about the dangers our teen drivers face on the road. While it may sound macabre, we urge parents to bring accidents involving teenagers to the attention of their young drivers each time a report is on the television news or in the newspapers. The number of teenagers involved in serious or fatal accidents is staggering. As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration continues to report, traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers nationwide.
In this case, the victim’s 21-year-old passenger was also injured and was taken to Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro for treatment. The crash closed southbound I-495 for about an hour.
On Sunday, another young driver was killed when police say a 26-year-old Worcester man lost control of his 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse, which left the road and rolled over before striking a sign post.
He was pronounced dead at the scene and the cause of the accident remains under investigation.
If you have been injured in an accident in Massachusetts, contact Boston Auto Accident Lawyer Jeffrey S. Glassman for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 877-617-5333.