A 30-year-old Massachusetts woman was killed on Saturday during a tailgating incident at the Harvard-Yale football game. The truck accident happened as the driver of a U-Haul truck sped up through the area where people were hanging out, striking the victim and two other women a couple of hours before the game started.
More than 55,000 fans turned out to watch “The Game.” At halftime, a moment of silence was observed in honor of the tailgating accident victims. Harvard defeated Yale 45-7 in today’s game.
The two women that survived the pedestrian accident were treated at a hospital. While one of them sustained minor injuries, the other was reportedly in critical but stable condition.
According to police, the box truck that hit the three men was transporting several kegs. The truck driver had sped up as he turned into a parking lot close to the Yale Bowl and that was when the traffic accident happened. The vehicle then kept going until it struck another U-Haul.
Some fans complained that traffic enforcement at the game was not very good this year. Following the incident, Yale issued a statement saying that its regulations and policies about tailgating will have to be reevaluated. At last year’s game between Harvard and Yale, which took place in Massachusetts, Harvard had banned kegs, U-haul vehicles, and hard alcohol.
Massachusetts Personal Injury
If you or someone you love was injured in an accident on another party’s premise, you could have grounds for a Massachusetts injury lawsuit. Property owners are supposed to make sure that their premise has no safety hazards that could cause/allow serious injuries or deaths to occur. This includes making sure that parking lots are safe for pedestrians and revelers hanging out there during events so that Boston pedestrian accidents and motor vehicle crashes don’t happen.
Mass. woman dies at Harvard-Yale game, Boston Globe, November 19, 2011
Deadly tailgating accident mars Harvard’s 45-7 win over Yale, Los Angeles Times/AP, November 19, 2011
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