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Brockton Man Ejected from Car Suffers Fatal Injuries- Was Seatbelt Fastened or Faulty?

A 21-year-old Brockton man was killed early Sunday morning when he was ejected from a car and struck by six passing vehicles. The man, who is not being named until the family has been notified, was thrown from the passenger seat of a 1999 Acura when it crashed northbound near exit 20 at approximately 3:10 in the morning. The Acura’s 20-year-old driver, also from Brockton, was taken to Good Samaritan Medical Center. No charges have been filed yet, but according to police, “Charges for the operator are under investigation.” Contact a Boston Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer.

The second car in the initial crash was driven by a 28-year-old Roslindale man who was taken to Good Samaritan Medical Center by ambulance.

After being ejected from the car, the 21-year-old victim was struck by six vehicles. The other vehicles and drivers involved were: a 60-year-old Brockton man driving a 2005 Lincoln LS, a 45-year-old Mattapan woman driving a 2009 Audi Q7, a 21-year-old Brockton man driving a 2007 Lexus IS250, a 36-year-old New Hampshire man driving a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe, and a 49-year-old Middleborough woman driving a 2009 Toyota Matrix. Police initially responded to reports of a pedestrian being struck. When they arrived, they learned that the victim had actually been ejected from a car.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation. In addition to Massachusetts State Police, first responders included Stoughton Fire and Emergency Medical Services, the state Department of Transportation, and Stoughton Police. The State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, along with their Crime Scene Services Section, the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office, and the District Attorney’s Office are all assisting with the ongoing investigation.

Always Wear a Seatbelt

Reports about whether alcohol or any other risk factors played a part in this accident have not been released. We also don’t know if the victim was wearing a seatbelt. However, the fact that he was ejected from the car makes this very unlikely.

This accident, as tragic as it was, should serve as a reminder that we are always at risk when behind the wheel of a vehicle. We can greatly reduce that risk by utilizing safe driving practices such as not speeding, wearing a seatbelt, performing maintenance on our vehicles, not driving during hazardous weather conditions, and never driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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