Kingston Teenager in Good Condition After Crashing Into Tree in Bridgewater

June 8, 2012

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Thumbnail image for 480202_broken_car sxchu website.jpgA Kingston teenager is in good condition after he struck a tree on his way to Brockton High School in the spring. 16-year-old Walker Smith was pinned in his Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo when he reportedly crossed the center line and struck a tree on the opposite side of the road while driving on Route 106 near the East Bridgewater and Halifax lines. It is unclear why Smith crossed into oncoming traffic and the accident is under investigation.

After the accident, Smith's legs and body were pinned in the Jeep. It took rescuers from both Bridgewater and East Bridgewater almost an hour to free Smith from his vehicle. Paramedics used two Jaws of Life tools to extract the teenager from the Jeep. After he was freed from the vehicle, Smith was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston via MedFlight. Smith remained conscious throughout the ordeal. According to Fire Deputy Tom Levy, all personnel from both communities that responded to the emergency cooperated fully.

Massachusetts residents spend a great deal of time in their automobiles. With so much time spent in our cars, it's no wonder the bulk of personal injury claims filed in the state each year are related to motor vehicle collisions. Some common causes for auto accidents include dangerous road conditions, vehicle defects, poor driver health, and drunk, impaired, or inattentive drivers.

Although the injuries that can result from a car crash may be very minor, they can also be fatal. Individuals who were injured in a car accident may be entitled to receive compensation for medical expenses, disability, suffering, pain, loss of income, and loss of enjoyment of life. They may also be entitled to receive Personal Injury Protection insurance benefits regardless of who caused the accident. If you were injured in an automobile collision due to the negligence of another driver, it is a good idea to contact a qualified car accident lawyer to assist you with your personal injury claim.

If you were hurt in a car crash, contact the Law Offices of Sousa & Sousa, P.C. Our Brockton car accident attorneys will explain your rights after an automobile collision and help you assess your claim. We are nearby and available to assist you with navigating the sometimes confusing legal process. At Sousa & Sousa, our attorneys specialize in personal injury law. Our lawyers have more than 50 years of combined experience helping our clients achieve fair compensation for their injuries. Our law firm represents clients in Bridgewater, Brockton, Easton, Stoughton, Taunton, and other surrounding towns. For a free initial consultation with a skilled personal injury attorney, contact Sousa & Sousa through our website today. Potential clients may also call our Brockton office at (508) 230-5300 or our Taunton office at (508) 823-6111.

More Articles:

Man Injured in West Bridgewater Parking Lot After Elderly Driver Crashes Into Him, Brockton Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, March 12, 2012

Additional Resources:

Kingston teen in 'good' condition after Bridgewater crash, by Amy Carboneau, Wicked Local Bridgewater

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