Few details about how a multi-vehicle accident have been reported, but at least four people suffered personal injuries when a car and three motorcycles piled up in Stoughton, Massachusetts Sunday evening. Authorities say that a group of five motorcycles were traveling together shortly before 7:00 p.m. Sunday. The bikes were on Bay Road in Stoughton near the Easton, Massachusetts line when the group encountered a passenger vehicle.
Authorities say that initially, the car and one motorcycle crashed into each other head on. Two other motorcycles were involved in the multi-vehicle crash. Two bikes with the group apparently were not involved in the wreck. A recent newspaper article does not indicate in which lane, or lanes, the car and motorcycle accident occurred as the investigation continues.
The driver of the first bike involved in the motorcycle accident suffered serious personal injuries. Emergency responders took that rider to Boston Medical Center. A second rider needed medical treatment from a hospital. That motorcyclist was transported to Good Samaritan Medical Center with undisclosed, but non-life-threatening injuries.
The people from the passenger vehicle were taken to Norwood Hospital, but their injuries have not been disclosed. Reports indicate that the occupants of the car did not suffer life-threatening injuries.
Multi-vehicle accidents can involve any number of a variety of vehicles. While investigators look into the recent injury accident in Stoughton, it is important to note that riders of a motorcycle and the occupants of a passenger vehicle can all be injured in a car and motorcycle accident. Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to injury in any type of wreck. Riders are vulnerable to injuries to the limbs, as well as leg, back spine and head injuries.
Source: Enterprise News, “Four injured in Stoughton car-motorcycle crash," Amy Carboneau, May 27, 2013