25-year-old Dorzell Porter sustained serious injuries on Sunday when he was involved in a Framingham pedestrian accident. He was walking on Rte. 9 when he was struck by a Honda Civic. The driver of the vehicle is a Milford woman. Massachusetts State Police and Framingham Police are investigating the cause of the Middlesex County, MA injury accident.
Police are also investigating another Massachusetts pedestrian accident that occurred on Sunday. Killed in this traffic crash was Wareham teenager Kourtney Viera. A minivan fatally struck the 18-year-old while she was in the right travel lane of Interstate 195 East near Marion.
Viera had gotten out of her car after it ran out of gas. It appears that she may have slipped and fallen on the icy road prior to getting hit by the vehicle.
Viera was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The driver of the minivan has not been charged.
Our Boston pedestrian accident lawyers know how serious injuries from this type of crash can be. We also are aware that dealing with a legal case is likely not what you want to be focusing on as you recover or cope with the loss of your loved ones. That said, the sooner you explore your legal options, the better for you and your Boston injury case.
Traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, broken bones, head injuries, severed limbs, neck injuries, and massive internal injuries are some of the serious that can result during a pedestrian accident. The costs from recovering from or living with such injuries can be astronomical. Obtaining Boston pedestrian accident recovery from all liable parties can help with these expenses.
Rte. 9 accident victim in critical condition, WickedLocal, January 18, 2011
Tragic accident takes life of teen, WPRI, January 17, 2011
Related Web Resources:
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Pedestrian Safety Program, NHTSA