Metro regions like the Boston area experience many vehicle accidents due to heavy traffic from commuters, travelers, and commercial transport. It seems that a day can't pass without there being some news about a car accident. While many reasons exist, weather conditions can also be to blame. One Massachusetts driver experienced the effects of rainy pavement on what was probably expected to be an uneventful day, and it affected two other people.
Massachusetts State Police are investigating a car accident at the Bourne Bridge that occurred during a recent rainy Monday morning. The bridge connects Cape Cod to the rest of Massachusetts. A Toyota Camry on the bridge reportedly caused the accident when it crossed the median and crashed into a Jeep Cherokee. A 39-year-old Lakeville man drove the Camry, and a 60-year-old man and 58-year-old woman from a nearby state were in the Jeep.
According to the deputy fire chief in Bourne, Massachusetts, the Camry apparently hydroplaned in the wet driving conditions, which caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle. All three of the people involved were transported to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.
Even if it seems the weather is the culprit, it is important to make sure that the accident was not caused by a negligent driver. Drivers have to know to drive only as fast as conditions allow. It doesn't matter what the posted speed limit, if someone is driving too fast for conditions, their actions could be considered negligent.
Source: The Enterprise, "Three People Hurt In Car Crash At Bourne Bridge," Michael J. Rausch, Dec. 10, 2012