Stanley Cup Finals photographer killed in car accident

It’s an exciting time for hockey lovers in the Boston area with the Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals. However, the exciting time came to an abrupt end for one of the sport’s most well-known photographers, who was killed in a car accident while on his way to Game 6 of the series tonight in Boston.

The 43-year-old Reuters photographer was reportedly driving back to Boston after covering the Canadian Grand Prix in between Games 5 and 6 of the Finals when the car accident happened. Some reports say that the photographer suffered a heart attack while behind the wheel.

Reportedly, the Stanley Cup Finals was the photographer’s favorite event to cover.

Motor vehicle accidents are all too common and affect the lives of Massachusetts residents every day. Eastern Massachusetts is densely populated as it is, and with the Stanley Cup playoffs in town, the roads should be even more congested over the next few days.

This means it is more important than ever for people drive with care and refrain from driving after they’ve had too much to drink. But if you do happen to be injured in a car accident, remember, you have rights and options.

Following an accident, the other driver’s insurance company or even your own insurance company might try to force a settlement on you. However, you do not have to accept the first offer. Additionally, negligent drivers may also be held liable for the injuries they cause.

After an accident, there is a lot to think about. This is why it is important to talk to someone with experience for guidance. That way you can get the compensation you are entitled to and focus on your recovery.

Source: Fox News, “Reuters photographer Shaun Best, 43, passes away,” 6/13/2011.