We’ve all heard the stories. You swerve to avoid hitting a deer and end up crashing your car. You wonder if it would’ve been a better idea to just hit the deer and take your chances. Unfortunately, for a handful of people in Taunton, Massachusetts, this is exactly what happened last Thursday.
A 2008 Mazda 5 hatchback was traveling in Freetown, Massachusetts when they swerved to avoid hitting a deer. The car ended up losing control and hit the median and guardrail on the West side of the highway. When the car hit the median, the car flipped over and ended up lying upside down on the road.
When the car flipped, a 16-year old male passenger was ejected from the car and thrown right back into traffic. A man driving a 2018 Audi Q5 SUV saw the flying debris and tried to avoid hitting the boy. Unfortunately, he was not able to stop in time.
Moments later, another person driving a 2005 Saturn sedan followed behind the Audi and ended up hitting the car and the boy lying on the highway. The Saturn was being driven by a 31-year old Boston man. He was taken to the local hospital with minor injuries. There were no passengers in the Saturn.
The Mazda had four other people in the car. Two of them were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. They were transported to Rhode Island hospital since it was closer. There were also two minor passengers in the Mazda who were uninjured.
The driver of the Audi was a 60-year old Halifax man. He was treated for injuries as well.
The investigation is still ongoing.
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