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Massachusetts boy injured in a crash with a landscaping truck

Tragedy has struck in Foxboro recently when a 13-year-old boy had to be airlifted to a Boston, Massachusetts hospital with serious injuries. At the time of this report, his name and details of his condition had not been released. The boy was injured in a crash after being struck by a small dump truck while riding his bike on a Monday afternoon in late August. Medical personnel provided treatment on the scene and then met with Med-Flight at a nearby field.

Police did not report giving any moving violations to the driver of the landscaping truck; however, both were cited for equipment violations. Whether these violations led to the accident is unknown and reports did not state that the driver was impaired in any way. No mention of criminal charges has been made against the driver or the company at this time.

Hopefully the boy was wearing protective equipment at the time of the accident and his condition will improve. The investigation is being conducted by Foxboro police and Massachusetts state police commercial units. If after the investigation finds that this could have been avoided or the driver of the dump truck is at fault then additional charges may be filed.

It is saddening whenever a child is injured in a crash, especially when struck by such a vehicle. The boy's family will be facing a tough road ahead emotionally and financially caring for their son. Massachusetts law provides protection in times like this in compensation for injuries sustained by the negligence of a third party.

Source: The Sun Chronicle, "Foxboro boy struck by truck while riding bicycle," Frank Mortimer, Aug. 27, 2012

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