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Brain injury sustained in a hit-and-run car accident

A 17-year-old boy has recently been charged because of a car accident that resulted in a significant brain injury for a woman. The report states that the young driver left the scene of the accident after he hit a pedestrian. The victim sustained a brain injury and other various injuries.

The accident occurred when the Massachusetts driver hit a college-age woman as she was walking her dog along a road. At this time, the young man has not been arrested but is expected to appear in court to answer for his actions. Because of the young age of the man and the serious nature of the accident, this case is rather sensitive. In fact, the boy's name will not be released to the public.

Officially, the 17-year-old is charged with leaving the scene of the accident, personal injury charges, negligent motor vehicle charges, failure to slow for a pedestrian and other driver violations. Police located the driver after he left the scene of the accident. The woman was taken for emergency medical care, where she is still considered to be in a precarious medical condition.

The Massachusetts boy will face serious consequences for his actions, both behind the wheel and with the way he handled the accident. It is not clear if police believe that any external factors played a role in the incident. However, the young woman could consider filing a personal injury suit against the boy. Because of the serious nature of the injuries, including a brain injury, she could be eligible for financial compensation.

Source: Daily Journal, 17-year-old boy charged with leaving the scene after striking Worcester woman with car, No author, March 3, 2014

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