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Massachusetts bicycle accident claims the life of 16-year-old

A bicycle accident can be a serious event and at times even deadly. This can undoubtedly be an unexpected event for family members and can be emotionally devastating. One recent bicycle accident in Massachusetts has killed a 16-year-old boy and left family and friends mourning.

The accident occurred over the weekend when the boy was hit by a car. He was found unresponsive and not breathing upon the arrival of officers. They administered CPR until firefighters arrived on scene. He was transported to a local medical facility and later flown to another medical facility in state. Sadly, he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver that hit the boy was described as a 76-year-old woman. According to initial reports, it appears the boy was crossing the street at the time he was hit. Charges have yet to be filed as the investigation continues. During this time, the family of the boy may want to look into their rights to file a lawsuit against the female driver. Even if criminal charges aren't brought against the driver, a civil suit could still be warranted.

Any Massachusetts resident or surviving family member who has been affected by a bicycle accident may want to look into their rights under the applicable state laws. When injury or death occurs, it can be not only an emotional time, but a costly time as well. Medical bills as well as any final burial expenses can cause financial stress on a victim or family. By knowing the laws and an individual's rights, there is a better chance for monetary compensation to be received that can help with any accident related expenses.

Source: necn.com, 16-year-old bicyclist hit by car in Wellfleet, Mass. dies, No author, Aug. 18, 2013

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