In late May 2017, a Lynn man was injured in a car crash that was caused by a drunk driver on Storrow Drive near the Charles Street exit. According to a report published by CBS Boston, the injured man was talking to police outside of his vehicle (he had been pulled over for traffic violations), when the incident occurred.
Drunk Driver Slams Into Police Cruiser
The incident happened as such: the 24-year-old Lynn man (whose name was withheld from the news report), was talking to two police officers outside of his vehicle, after being pulled over, around 2:40 a.m. on a Sunday morning. At the scene were two police cruisers, as well as the vehicle of the Lynn man. The police cars were parked with one in front of the other, and both vehicle’s lights were illuminated.
Out of nowhere, a speeding Kia sportage, driven by 28-year-old Eduardo DaSilva, entered the scene. DaSilva crashed his Kia into the rear, left-hand side of the first police cruiser, forcing it into the second police cruiser parked in front of it. That front cruiser was then pushed into the Lynn man. Reports indicate that while the man was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, he thankfully did not suffer any life-threatening injuries.
In addition to causing bodily injury to the man, DaSilva’s actions also resulted in serious property damage to his car and the police cruiser he hit, as well as minor damage to the second police cruiser. He was charged with driving under the influence, as well as a number of other traffic violations.
Filing a Lynn Car Accident Claim Against a Drunk Driver
While it is fortunate that the injured Lynn man in this situation did not suffer life-threatening injuries, the harm that he did suffer should in no way be dismissed as insignificant. While the report did not speak to the extent of his injuries, it is very possible that he incurred high medical bills, stress, trauma, pain, suffering, and perhaps temporary or permanent disability. When the actions of a drunk driver or otherwise negligent driver cause harm, it is important that the injured party understand his/her right to pursue damages. In Massachusetts, when injuries are severe or result in more than $2,000 worth of medical expenses, an injured person can file a claim directly against the at-fault party, or file a lawsuit directly against the at-fault driver.
Our Experienced Lynn Car Accident Attorney Can Help
If you have been injured in a serious car accident, whether caused by a drunk driver or a person who caused the accident through another act of negligence, our experienced Lynn car accident attorney can help. Deborah Gold-Alexander Attorney at Law has over 30 years’ experience assisting clients like you build claims and pursue fair settlements. For a free consultation, contact our law offices today by writing us a confidential message using the form found on our website, or call us directly at 781-289-4235.