A recent car accident resulted in the death of a Worcester man after he lost control of his vehicle and smashed into a tree.
The accident occurred in Oxford near exit 4. A 31-year-old Worcester man was driving his 1998 Jeep Wrangler when he lost control of it and drove off the road. After colliding with the tree, the vehicle started on fire. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of the accident remains unknown
Although no known cause of the accident has been determined yet, accidents like this can happen due to distracted, aggressive or drunk driving. Drivers who engage in these dangerous behaviors put the lives of themselves and others on the road at risk.
Distracted driving is any behavior that takes your attention off driving. Using a phone, eating, adjusting a navigation system or talking to a passenger are all common forms of aggressive driving.
Speeding is a common form of aggressive driving. Both speeding and drunk driving can cause accidents like the one described above.
What to do if you are in a car accident
If you are involved in a car accident involving serious or life-threatening injuries, it is important to stay at the accident scene. Call 911 to report any injuries and the police to come and file a police report.
When the police arrive, answer questions but do not apologize or admit fault for the accident. Get the name and badge number of the police officer.
Exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver. You might not know exactly what caused the accident at first, but if you believe it was the other driver’s fault, a thorough investigation of the accident is necessary.
You could receive compensation for your injuries caused by an accident if you can prove the other driver was negligent. The investigation can help you gather evidence to prove your case.