Vehicles on Andover streets include cars, trucks, vans and buses. The nature of each affects the results of motor vehicle accidents in which they are involved, by virtue of disparate weights, sizes, and numbers of passengers. When a bus or van carrying many passengers is in a motor vehicle accident, the number of individuals injured can add up quickly. That was the case on a recent Wednesday morning.

At approximately 8:45 a.m. that morning, a 72-year-old man was driving alone when he crossed a yellow line and smashed into an MBTA Ride van. The van is a service that provides door-to-door transit for commuters with disabilities. At the time of the crash, there were two female passengers, ages 37 and 61, and a driver, 37, on the van.

The crash resulted in all four of the individuals going to hospitals. All of their injuries were non-life threatening. They were all treated for their injuries by medical professionals, and their loved ones have been notified. A section of the street by the site of the accident was closed for over an hour while authorities gathered evidence, and an investigation into the causes of the crash is ongoing.

The findings of that investigation will affect the legal cases that may be launched by those who were injured. Each person who was injured may feel that they have cause for seeking compensation for their damages and injuries and also for pain and suffering.

All victims of motor vehicle accidents who suffer physical injuries or emotional trauma should have those injuries carefully detailed. The records that their medical care providers and other professionals prepare will be critical when the victims make their case for compensation. Their attorneys can help make sure they have all the details they need.