Nevertheless, accidents do happen, and sometimes they involve vehicles that transport us for a free. One recent collision involved a Brockton Area Transit bus and a car. The collision took place on a recent Friday evening a bit before 6:30 p.m. While specific details of the crash were not initially disclosed, it is known that a passenger on the BAT bus was transported to the hospital for medical care. The specific nature of the passenger’s injuries was not detailed.
The car driver that collided with the bus was also injured. That driver informed authorities she intended to drive to a medical facility on her own for medical care. She complained of lower back pain. Nevertheless, on the day following the collision, authorities sited the driver with unspecified charges resulting from the crash.
A motor vehicle accident is frightening under any circumstances. A victim injured while riding on public transportation often has little or no time to react to a crash and may, as a result, suffer serious injury. Massachusetts personal injury laws provide for the right of those injured in an accident caused by the negligence of others to sue for recovery of damages sustained. If negligence is established in a civil lawsuit the injured passenger may be entitled to reimbursement for medical expenses, lost time from work and other damages permissible under our states’ personal injury laws.
Source: enterprisenews.com, “Infiniti driver cited after BAT bus crash,” Carla Gualdron, Jan. 5, 2012