Serious Car Accident in Brimfield, Massachusetts, Ends in Critical Injuries of Woman

Serious Car Accident in Brimfield, Massachusetts, Ends in Critical Injuries of WomanThe Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports on the serious injuries of a woman who was ejected from her sports utility vehicle on August 3 in Brimfield, Massachusetts, near the Sturbridge line. According to police, she pulled out of a driveway onto Route 20 when she was hit from behind by a Mitsubishi Lancer, driven by an unidentified male with three other passengers.

The woman, leaving a private residence around 6 p.m., backed out into Route 20's eastbound lanes, according to the news source. Pulling into the far right travel lane, she was hit by the Lancer. The crash's impact sent the woman's Kia onto its side. The driver was ejected onto the road, reports the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

The state police chief, Charles T. Kuss, stated that the investigation into the car accident's cause is ongoing. The state police reconstruction team will be carrying the investigation out. Kuss noted that there may have been a third car traveling with the Mitsubishi at the time of the crash. However, he couldn't speak on what, if any, role this third car played in the crash.

According to the statement by Police Chief Kuss, the woman was driven by ambulance to UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus. She reportedly suffered serious injuries. She also remains unidentified, the news outlet reports.

Along with the female driver, a passenger and the driver of the Mitsubishi were taken to the hospital as well, but their injuries were considered non-life-threatening. The other two passengers refused treatment, according to the news source.

In the state of Massachusetts, there were 3,747 serious injuries suffered in car accidents in 2008, out of a total of 136,384 crashes. 363 crashes ended in fatalities.