A 17- year-old boy driving a moped was killed after being hit by a dump truck in Dedham, Massachusetts, on Tuesday, authorities said. According to the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office, the crash took place on Washington Street, near the border of Boston’s West Roxbury neighborhood. The passenger on the moped was also injured in the accident. Eyewitnesses told the press they couldn’t understand how the crash occurred as the street was deserted and the dump truck driver couldn’t have missed the teenagers on the moped.
Who is liable for damages in a crash caused by a dump truck?
Due to their large size, garbage trucks can be a menace to motorists, motorcyclists, and bicyclists. They can also be unpredictable in their operation, as they stop at random points or park in travel lanes.