Regardless what time of day it is, Massachusetts motorists and their passengers are always at risk for collision. Car accidents involving children who suffer serious or fatal injuries are always emotionally traumatic. On a recent Sunday, 911 operators received several calls, and rescuers who responded to the scene of a collision found numerous people in need of emergency medical care.

It was just after 2 a.m. when the 911 calls started coming in. The callers were all reporting the same crash, which reportedly occurred on a state road in Westport and involved three vehicles. There were several children among the passengers in the cars.

Rescuers transported seven people with injuries to three separate hospitals in the area. Three separate fire departments responded to the scene of the horrific collision. Sadly, a 9-year-old girl was among those with injuries, and she did not survive.

When Massachusetts car accidents result in injuries or fatalities, investigators often try to reconstruct the events leading up to the initial impact of the crash to try to determine what or who may have caused the collision. Police say they are still working on this particular case. There is no way to replace the loss of human life. However, grieving parents or guardians of a child who has suffered fatal injuries in a collision may file a wrongful death claim in a civil court if driver negligence was a causal factor in the child’s death. In the past, parents and guardians have been able to use court-awarded monies to help cover funeral expenses or other costs associated with the collisions that took their children’s lives.