Four Massachusetts teens injured in head-on collision

Massachusetts police are still investigating an accident that left four Boston-area teens hospitalized Friday morning. Apparently, the teens were on their way to school at Silver Lake Regional High School in Kingston when they were involved in a head-on collision with a school bus at about 7:15 a.m.

One of the teens, a star on the girls’ basketball team, was listed in good condition as of today. Two other female students were listed in critical condition, and the fourth student, an unidentified male, was listed in serious condition. On Sunday, a spokesman for the school said he is hoping the students make a “speedy recovery.”

The crash reportedly occurred just two blocks from the school on the day of junior prom. School officials said that while there was talk of canceling the prom, the students decided that it would be better for everyone to be together. The school spokesman said that the injured teens were on everyone’s mind at the dance.

Out of all the types of car accidents, head-on collisions are often the most damaging, resulting in serious injuries and sometimes even death for drivers and passengers. Typically, head-on collisions are caused by one driver drifting into oncoming traffic, driving the wrong direction on a one-way street or ignoring traffic signals.

In this case, police have not reported if one of the drivers was at fault. Luckily, the accident was not fatal and it appears that the four students involved will recover. Of course, it is possible that personal injury lawsuits could commence after an investigation is completed.

Source: Boston.com, “Students injured in Kingston crash remain hospitalized,” Kathy McCabe, April 2, 2012