High School Senior, Thought To Have Fallen Asleep At The Wheel, Dies In Heartbreaking Crash.

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At any given moment, there are hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts drivers on our roadways. There are parents driving to work—even those who were up all night with a sick child. There are college students on their way to class—despite the fact that some just pulled another all-nighter to finish a big paper. And there are truck drivers who drove through the night to make their delivery on time. We hope these drivers are responsible, and we hope they can remain awake and alert; but sometimes, accidents happen. Sometimes, those accidents can be fatal.

Nathan Childs had just celebrated his 18th birthday. He was a senior at Middleborough High School, where he participated in concert choir and theater. Although authorities are unable to say with certainty what caused his fatal accident, a friend who was in the car with him believes the teenager must have fallen asleep.

The night of the accident, Childs had performed in a school production of “Grease: The Musical,” in which he played one of the 1950s greasers. It was the second of three performances scheduled for that weekend. After the show ended, at approximately 10:00 p.m., Childs left to drive himself and two other students back to his Middleborough home. Tired from two days of performances, both passengers fell asleep during the car ride. Although they cannot be sure, they presume Childs must have fallen asleep at the wheel as well. The crash was reported to police at the late hour of 1:30 a.m. Childs was killed in the crash, while his two passengers were taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries.

Falling asleep at the wheel can have deadly consequences. If you or a loved one has been injured by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel, or otherwise negligently caused a crash that injured you, you might be entitled to relief. Call our expert attorneys today at 617-787-3700 or contact us by email at info@gilhoylaw.com. Your needs are our top priority!

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