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Detroit, MI (November 19, 2021) - A fatal pedestrian crash happened in Detroit early Tuesday, November 16. The wreck happened at around 2:30 a.m., according to reports provided by authorities. 

A stretch of Gratiot Avenue, between French and Conner Roads, was closed in both directions for several hours in the early morning of the 16th while authorities conducted investigations into the details of the incident. The wreck involved an SUV that fatally struck a pedestrian in the area. 

Paramedics declared the male pedestrian, who has not been identified, deceased on-site. The man was struck by a Yukon with North Carolina plates, according to information from local sources. 

The driver of the Yukon stopped to render aid and cooperate with police, officials said. No one else was injured in the accident. 

No further information has been released concerning the nature of the incident, as police continue to investigate. 

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. 

Michigan Pedestrian Accidents

Detroit, MI - Deadly Pedestrian Crash Takes 1 Life on Gratiot Ave between French & Conner Rds

More than 100 people are killed in Michigan pedestrian collisions each year. In 2018, for each pedestrian who lost their life in a traffic accident in Michigan, there were 13 pedestrians who sustained injuries. Pedestrians continue to be injured and killed in traffic collisions at alarming rates in Michigan and throughout the United States. 

Sadly, most of these accidents are due to driver negligence, the most common reason that traffic accidents of any kind occur. An alarming 94% of traffic collisions in the United States happen due to some form of driver negligence. There are approximately 7 million traffic accidents recorded per year in the US, which means that millions of accidents happen because of negligence, which is oddly something that seems preventable. 

If you or someone you love has recently sustained a serious injury due to another person’s negligent actions, contact a personal injury lawyer in Michigan as soon as you can. You may be able to collect financial compensation for the injuries and losses associated with your wreck and the aftermath that followed. 

Wrongful Death Attorneys in Detroit

Pedestrians are often more severely injured than any other type of traveler. They are the most vulnerable among those traveling along roadways at any given time. The protection offered by vehicles is not something that pedestrians are able to take advantage of, and when they become involved in accidents with cars, trucks, or other vehicles, they often sustain debilitating or fatal injuries. 

If you have recently lost a family member in a pedestrian crash caused by negligence, you may feel like your existence has come to a complete halt. Moving on from the death of a loved one may seem impossible, which is why you deserve the help of a wrongful death lawyer in Detroit who will be able to help you.

The compassionate team of Detroit personal injury attorneys at the Michigan Legal Center knows that nothing will ever be able to make up for the loss of your loved one. We wish to at least relieve some of the financial stress you may be facing during this difficult time so you can focus on your family, emotional recovery, or anything other than worrying about money during a time like this. You may be able to collect financial compensation for funeral costs and other expenses associated with the passing of your loved one depending on the circumstances of their accident. Contact our legal team at (248) 886-8650 to learn about available legal options. 

Note: Our firm utilized outside sources when creating this post. We have not independently verified the facts regarding this accident. If you find information that is incorrect, contact Christopher Trainor & Associates immediately so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available about the accident. This post can be removed upon request.  

Disclaimer: This information provided in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photograph used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene. This post is not a solicitation for business. 

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