There are a variety of scenarios in which a driver could lose control of a vehicle and veer off the side of a road. In some cases, it may take little more than a moment of distraction for such a potentially hazardous scenario to occur. Car accidents involving such circumstances run the unfortunate risk of proving devastating. A recent single-vehicle crash that took place under similar circumstances has left one person with injuries and claimed the life of another in Massachusetts.

Law enforcement agents say they received reports of the crash on a recent Saturday night. They advised that for reasons unknown, the driver lost control of the vehicle and proceeded to veer off the road and into a nearby ditch. The driver suffered injuries in the crash and was transported to a medical facility for treatment.

Police say that a passenger in the vehicle suffered fatal injuries in the process and passed away later on. Although an investigation is underway, no further information was provided as to what might have caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle. However, authorities have stated that they are currently awaiting the results of toxicology tests.

Fatal car accidents have the chance of leaving surviving loved ones grieving over an unexpected loss and in search of answers. Those who suffer loss due to the actions of another party could choose to speak with an experienced attorney for guidance on their available options for legal recourse. An attorney can evaluate the incident and assist a client in Massachusetts in preparing to pursue the restitution deserved through a wrongful death claim.