A recent car accident in Uxbridge’s East Hartford Avenue has left a driver with critical injuries that he suffered when his car ignited into flames after slamming into a light pole. The driver sustained burns to forty-five percent of his body in the single car crash. Witnesses at the scene say that the car, a 2000 Chevrolet Impala hit a light pole at approximately 4:00am. The pole was split in half from the impact. The car then burst into flames with the driver trapped inside. Often, victims of such car accidents will seek the help of a Car Accident Lawyer such as Deborah Gold-Alexander.
Emergency Personnel Rush to Scene of Car Accident
The car accident was reported at 4:10 am, and rescue personnel rushed to the scene. The Massachusetts State Police, Uxbridge Fire Department, and Central Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council Accident Reconstruction Unit were all among those who were dispatched to the scene of the accident. The road remained closed during the efforts of the emergency response personnel. Firefighter Brett Lisak and Officer Peter Bates, along with the help of an unnamed “good Samaritan” was able to put the fire out and rescue the driver. Uxbridge firefighters treated the unidentified driver at the scene before he was life-flighted by helicopter to Umass Memorial Medical Center.
Car Accidents in Limited Lighting
Although police admit that speed and alcohol are suspected of contributing to the cause of the car accident, an investigation is ongoing. Night time driving could also have played a part in this tragic occurrence. A driver’s ability to judge distance is impressively impaired in the dark, and driving at night time is a leading cause of car accidents in the United States. When driving in areas where there is limited lighting, the driver may tend to make decisions based on what he or she can see. The statistics for night time car accidents is staggering. Although there are as much as sixty percent less drivers on the road at night, night time car accidents still account for as many as forty percent of all car accidents. This could be due to the fact that many night time drivers are drowsy, or drinking.
Most Likely Times for Car Accidents
The most dangerous times to drive seem to be just at sundown, and just at sunrise. This could be because the driver’s eyes are getting used to the changes in lighting. Anytime a visual obstruction or poor lighting leads to an automobile accident, a good Car Accident Lawyer, such as Deborah Gold-Alexander, will investigate to see if the victim(s) deserve to be compensated for their loss of wages, medical bills, and more. If you or someone you love has been involved in a night time car accident, give Attorney Deborah Gold-Alexander a call today.