A Massachusetts state trooper sustained injuries earlier this week after being hit by a car. He was assisting a driver involved in a single-vehicle accident in Fall River and was taken to Charlton Memorial Hospital. The accident occurred on Wednesday at about 6:30am on Route 24 near the Route 79 on-ramp.
Although the driver the officer was helping was also hit by the moving vehicle, no other injuries were reported.
The motorist who hit the trooper has been charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Here in Massachusetts, the penalty is a $250 fine. Negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in a car accident is a very common tort, and one that our Boston personal injury law firm can assist you with.
Source: Mass. trooper struck by car at accident scene, Boston Globe, December, 8, 2010
Contact the Massachusetts personal injury attorneys at Altman & Altman for a free initial consultation if you have been injured on the road or on the job.