Zakim Bridge deadly crash

zakim bridge crash According to Boston Globe reports, he taxi cab driver who was killed in a fatal crash Monday     on the Zakim Bridge had pulled over because of a flat tire.

Debra Sarno, 54, had stopped her 2006 Ford Crown Victoria, which she drove for Malden            Taxi, into the far right lane on the northbound side of the bridge about 5:30 a.m. when the            truck crashed into her, according to David Procopio, a State Police spokesman.

According to WCVB:

Sarno had a flat tire, said Ed Barry of Malden Taxi. She had pulled over and put the flashers in her 2006 Ford Crown Victoria on and called her dispatcher, Barry said.

There is no breakdown lane on the bridge, state officials said.

The crash occurred just after 5:30 a.m. on Monday and sent smoke and flames into the sky, forcing crews to close all northbound lanes. According to the Associated Press, the driver of the tractor-trailer, Joseph Maldonado, 47, of Manchester, Conn., suffered minor injuries.

The crash is still being investigated.

From a legal standpoint, there are several claims that will likely result result from the unfortunate crash as the victim’s family tries to cope with the loss. Accidents such as this typically involve claims for negligence, loss of consortium, wrongful death and emotional distress.

Curran & Desharnais handles all types of personal injury cases including: medical malpracticemotor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death and many other claims. We service clients throughout all of Massachusetts.

If you have a question about a case, contact attorney Joseph Curran of Curran & Desharnais, P.C. to discuss the situation and determine the next best steps, or call us directly at 781-618-3197.

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