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13-year-old cyclist flown to Boston hospital after truck accident

Sometimes when auto accidents involve company vehicles, both the business and the driver of the vehicle can be cited for violations. In such cases, the company and the truck driver may also be held liable for any injuries caused by the accident.

That may be the case in nearby Foxboro, where a 13-year-old boy riding on a bicycle was recently struck by a truck belonging to a landscaping company. The boy was severely injured and flown to Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston.

The 2010 Dodge Ram had a trailer full of landscaping supplies attached to it at the time of the collision, and authorities found that the vehicle had come to a rest on top of the bicycle. At the time of a local report, police had not issued any moving violations to the driver, who is a Foxboro native, but state police did cite the driver and the Easton-based landscaping company for equipment violations.

Foxboro police were investigating the crash to see if any further charges need to be made.

An accident involving a commercial truck is usually covered by the company's insurer. That insurer likely has lawyers whose job it is to fight the claims of any injured parties involved in the accident. To receive the compensation they need to recover and return to normal life, victims of commercial truck accidents often need help fighting the efforts of insurance companies to deny a claim. Too often, these companies will even try to shift blame onto the victim.

If you would like to know more about the law as it pertains to truck accidents, please visit our Boston truck accident page. We handle personal injury claims involving large commercial vehicles.

Source: The Foxboro Reporter, "UPDATED: Boy hit by truck is airlifted to Boston hospital," Frank Mortimer, Aug. 30, 2012

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