The family of Michael Wojdag of Hanson, who died on I-93 in Braintree on Feb. 19 after his SUV rolled over and he was ejected last week sued Hedweens Quetant of Roslindale, whom they caused the crash while racing another driver.
Quetant currently faces charges of manslaughter, motor-vehicle homicide, reckless operation, racing and witness intimidation in Norfolk Superior Court for the crash, which also injured Wojdag's wife and son. Quetant and the four other people stuffed into his Civic were not seriously injured, State Police said following the crash.
State Police say that Quetant was doing 120 m.p.h. when he slammed into Wojdag's vehicle. The driver of the car he was allegedly racing has yet to be found.
In their wrongful-death lawsuit, filed in Suffolk Superior Court, Wojdag's family says:
As a direct and proximate result of Quetat's negligence and carelessness, the Plaintiff's decedent was caused severe conscious physical and mental pain and suffering, incurred medical expense, was deprived of a chance at survival, and further, the Plaintiff's decedent was killed.
The family is seeking damages that would be set following a jury trial on their counts of negligence and causing conscious pain and suffering.
Complete complaint (2.1M PDF).