While being involved in a collision can be stressful enough as is, should someone die in the process, the memory of the incident may continue to haunt those involved for the rest of their lives. The outcome could prove even more daunting should an investigation into the crash lead to allegations of homicide. A 53-year-old man in Massachusetts is reportedly facing homicide charges after a collision at an Apple store claimed the life of one person and left several others with injuries.
Law enforcement agents say they responded to reports of the crash on a recent Tuesday. According to reports, it occurred when the driver of a motor vehicle veered off the road and crashed into a nearby Apple store. Reports indicate that as many as 20 individuals suffered injuries in the process, while one person was pronounced dead at the scene.
Reports indicate that the driver was taken into custody and charged with homicide by motor vehicle and reckless operation. However, the man claims that it was an accident and he informed authorities that his foot was stuck on the gas pedal and says that he made every effort to stop before colliding with the building. He submitted to a Breathalyzer test, which did not indicate the presence of impairment and he has entered a plea of not guilty to the charges.
Seeking advice on the next steps to take
Facing homicide charges after a fatal collision can be a stressful and daunting experience and it might not always be easy to know how best to prepare for what comes next. Fortunately, one doesn’t have to face this alone, as there are attorneys who can evaluate the situation a person is facing and provide guidance on all his or her available options. An attorney can advise a client in making informed choices about his or her case and help prepare a strong defense for use during subsequent court proceedings.