A Massachusetts three-car collision close to the Mendon town line this weekend left two Milford men with serious injuries, while four others were also treated for minor injuries at a local hospital. The auto crash happened on Saturday afternoon on Hartford Avenue when a Ford pickup truck hydroplaned, colliding with two cars.
Preliminary details indicate that the pickup truck driver turned sideways and drove into the path of the other two vehicles after hydroplaning. The pickup truck driver, 32-year-old Milford resident Nelson Pacheco, and his passenger, Kenneth Doyle sustained serious injuries from the crash.
The two passengers of the Toyota Sequoia that struck Pacheco’s pickup suffered minor injuries, as did the two people riding the black Hyundai that was also involved in the multi-vehicle collision. All of the victims were treated at Milford Regional Medical Center.
Bellingham say that weather was a factor in causing the auto injury accident and an investigation is ongoing. The Central Massachusetts Accident Reconstruction Team is also looking into the cause of the crash.
Insurance.com Offers a Number of Tips for Driving in Wet Weather, Including:
• Don’t drive too fast.
• Do NOT slam on the brakes if your car skids.
• Make sure there is a safe amount of distance between you and other cars.
• Make sure that you pay extra attention when driving.
• Make sure your tires are in good condition.
Negligent driving even when weather conditions are bad can be grounds for a Boston personal injury claim or lawsuit if anyone is injured as a result.
Related Web Resource:
Safe Family: Driving in wet weather, KXII.com, August 19, 2008
If you or someone you love was injured in a Massachusetts car crash, you should speak with a Boston personal injury law firm about your injury accident. Contact Altman & Altman LLP today.