Every Massachusetts driver is obligated to maintain control of his or her vehicle. When vehicle accidents occur, investigators analyze evidence to determine if any motorist involved was negligent or reckless at the wheel. A recent collision ended tragically with a loss of life and injuries to numerous others after a woman lost control of steering in her vehicle.

Investigators did not specify what exactly caused the woman in question to veer off the road. Her vehicle smashed into a nearby guardrail, then struck an ambulance that was traveling with a patient on board. Another vehicle was also involved in the collision.

Sadly, the woman behind the wheel of the car that left its lane did not survive her injuries. Rescue responders pronounced her dead at the scene. Several emergency medical technicians on board the ambulance suffered injuries in the crash. A man in the third vehicle was also taken to a hospital for emergency care.

When Massachusetts workers are on the clock and suffer injuries in vehicle accidents, they typically file workers’ compensation claims to collect benefits. If another accident victim who was not in a commercial vehicle at the time wishes to seek compensation for damages, he or she may do so by filing an injury claim in civil court. If the person deemed responsible for damages has suffered fatal injuries, a claim may be filed against his or her estate. This type of litigation can be complex and stressful, which is why most accident victims ask experienced attorneys to represent them in court.