In a rear-end automobile collision, accident fault typically falls on the driver of the vehicle behind the car that was hit. Determining liability can be much more difficult in cases involving multiple vehicles, however. One car may be struck from behind by another, thus forcing it to collide with the vehicle in front, and so on. It is for that reason that it is often necessary for Massachusetts law enforcement agencies to investigate chain reaction collisions in order to determine who, if anyone is at fault.
A recent multivehicle collision that occurred on the I-93 was being investigated by Massachusetts State Police, as a string of rear-end collisions resulted in two people sustaining serious injuries. The incident occurred late in the morning on a Friday and involved four vehicles, including a van, car, pickup truck and tractor trailer unit.