Fatal Car Accident: Passenger Killed in Stoughton, MA
An Easton, Massachusetts woman was ejected from a vehicle and killed last Saturday night after the vehicle rolled over. According to The Boston Globe, the crash occurred on Route 24 in Stoughton, Massachusetts when a car entered Route 24 and tried to cut across two lanes. The car crashed into the passenger side of a KIA carrying the woman who died. In addition, the driver and another passenger of the KIA were injured and transported to Boston Medical Center with serious injuries.
As reported by The Boston Globe, the driver of the car that crashed into the KIA was arrested by the Massachusetts State Police after trying to flee the scene. The driver allegedly appeared intoxicated with an odor of alcohol and several marijuana cigarettes and a partially smoked marijuana cigarette were allegedly found in the driver’s vehicle.
Although the car accident remains under investigation, The Boston Globe reports that the passenger who was ejected from the KIA and killed was not wearing a seatbelt.
Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 90, Section 13A, commonly referred to as the Massachusetts Seatbelt Law, requires all drivers and passengers over the age of 12 riding in passenger vehicles to wear a seat-belt.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a car accident, you should consult with an experienced car accident attorney to discuss your legal rights.