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Massachusetts trooper struck and killed during traffic stop

Car accidents can happen suddenly, resulting is unexpected tragedy for those involved. Even the simplest form of negligence by a driver could cause a collision. Whether a driver was distracted, intoxicated or reckless, when drivers are found negligible following a car crash, they could be held liable for the injuries, deaths and damages caused by the incident.

Our readers may have heard that police officers from around the nation are mourning the recent loss of a Massachusetts state trooper. The 44-year-old former marine and father of six died from the injuries he suffered in an accident on the Massachusetts Turnpike.

According to reports, the trooper had stopped a car for a traffic violation on the turnpike. Investigators believe that a car swerved across all three lanes of traffic before crashing into the trooper's cruiser. The driver of that vehicle suffered serious injuries as a result of the crash and remains in the hospital.

Authorities have announced that the driver of the other vehicle faces a charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle and a marked lane violation. No other details of the incident were immediately available.

When a driver fails to comply with traffic laws to uphold their duty to drive safely, this could result in a serious or fatal accident. Following a fatal automobile collision, it is important that loved ones understand the recourses available to them. A wrongful death lawsuit could help family members hold a negligent driver responsible for their losses, and help them collect compensation for expenses such as medical bills, funeral expenses, lost wages, loss of companionship and other related damages.

Source: Therepublic.com,"The funeral is underway for a state trooper who died following a crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike", March 22, 2016

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