A 91-year-old driver lost control of his minivan this past Sunday afternoon at a parade in Newburyport, injuring three parade goers.
Before the operator of the automobile was stopped by a large boulder on the opposite side of the road, he struck three individuals, including a husband and wife. The pair was hit while they were walking in a crosswalk at the parade.
The couple was taken to the local hospital where they received treatment for their injuries. The third bystander who was struck by the minivan refused treatment on the scene.
At the moment, investigators are inspecting the 91-year-old’s vehicle to see if there were any mechanical problems with the accelerator. The local police have charged the driver with driving to endanger and operating with defective equipment.
If you or a loved one has been injured by an automobile accident, you may be entitled to financial relief through a Boston Personal Injury Lawsuit or a Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit. In addition, individuals affected by defective products on automobiles may be able to obtain compensation for their injuries through a Products Liability Claim.
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Source: Police: Driver, 91, Hit 3 At Parade, WCVB TV Channel 5 News, August 1, 2010
91-year-old driver charged in Newburyport parade crash, The Boston Globe, August 5, 2010