A truck driver who was involved in a fatal accident in Easton, Massachusetts, will not face any criminal charges, according to The Enterprise. Alexandra Hamilton, 22, died after the 2003 Dodge Stratus she was driving collided with a tanker truck transporting fuel on March 22.
Easton Police Chief Allen Krajcik announced that Massachusetts State Police would be taking over the investigation. Hamilton’s father is an Easton police officer, and the department wanted to avoid any potential conflict of interest in the investigation. The investigation is ongoing, but preliminary reports indicate that Hamilton crossed the centerline and collided head-on with the truck.
“The truck driver does deserve credit for taking evasive action to avoid a head-on collision as it appears the Hamilton vehicle was in his lane,” Krajcik said. “We’re trying to determine how that came about, the reason for that.”
There are multiple reasons a driver might cross the centerline, including a mechanical failure or distracted driving. Regardless what causes vehicles to drift into oncoming traffic lanes, the results are often fatal when smaller vehicles collide with commercial trucks. Please contact our firm for a free consultation if you sustained serious injuries or a loved one was killed in a truck accident.
Tip of the week: In 2010, distracted driving caused approximately 18 percent of all car accidents resulting in injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, consult with an experienced attorney to ensure a thorough investigation is conducted.
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