State police are looking for a dump truck driver accused of dropping and leaving a mattress on Route 128 yesterday. The incident resulted in a Massachusetts rear-end crash that resulted in one fatality. The victim, Framingham resident Frida Litvak, was taken to Lahey Clinic were she was declared dead.
The traffic crash, which occurred close to the Burlingame Mall, occurred at about 3p EST when Litvak, in a Toyota Corolla, stepped on the breaks abruptly to avoid striking the mattress. The 56-year-old woman’s car then rear-ended by a Toyota Tundra pickup moving at a high speed. In the Boston Globe, her sister Galina is quoted as saying that if Litvak hadn’t stepped on the brakes even more people could have been involved.
Also injured in the traffic crash was Charlton resident Andrew Lawendowski, with minor injuries.
At Altman & Altman, our Boston personal injury law firm represents clients who were injured or lost a loved one in a traffic crash that was caused by someone else’s negligence whether intentional or not. Sometimes the party that should be held liable is the other driver who was directly involved-at other times, there may be others. For example, if the dump truck driver is found, not only might Litvak’s family choose to pursue him/her for Massachusetts wrongful death damages, but also they could have grounds to pursue the driver’s employer (if the mattress incident happened while the operator was on the job), the owner of the truck, any party that might have been leasing the truck at the time, or others. If the other driver was going too fast or should have been able to stop sooner and did not for some reason, this motorist too could also become party to a case.
Our Boston car accident lawyers know that no two cases are the same, which is why you want to work with an experienced legal team that knows how to figure out exactly what happened and who should be held responsible.
State Police seeking truck driver who dropped mattress on Route 128, causing fatal crash, Boston.com, January 29, 2014
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