Kalamazoo, MI (November 22, 2021) – The westbound lanes of Interstate 94 near Sprinkle Road were closed for approximately two hours on Thursday, November 18 due to an auto accident involving two vehicles. Information from the Michigan State Police indicated that the accident happened at around 2:45 p.m. just past milepost 78.
Officials said a semi-truck and a minivan were involved in a collision that sent the minivan into the center median. The crash also affected part of the eastbound lanes of the interstate.
Police officers and paramedics were dispatched to the scene in order to assist those involved. Sources say that two people sustained injuries in the wreck and required transportation to local hospitals for treatment. Those involved have not been identified to the public at this time.
Traffic was backed up in the area for over two hours while crews worked to clear the roadway and assist injured parties. The portion of Interstate 94 where the wreck took place reopened just before 5:00 p.m. on the afternoon of November 18. Michigan State Police continue to investigate the details of the accident.
We hope for the full and fast recovery of the injured parties.
Michigan Traffic Accidents
As of 2016, there are more than 3 million vehicles registered in the state of Michigan. With so many drivers on the roadway, auto accidents happen daily. Many wrecks are only “fender-benders,” that don’t result in injuries or even property damage. Other collisions, however, result in severe or even catastrophic injuries for victims. The worst car crashes are often fatal, accounting for approximately 18% of all accidental deaths in the Wolverine State.
When drivers get behind the wheel intoxicated, distracted, or fatigued, or they choose to drive aggressively or thoughtlessly, they can be held accountable for their actions if they end up causing an accident. Other drivers and vehicle occupants who end up with injuries deserve compensation for their medical costs, lost wages, other out-of-pocket costs, as well as pain and suffering and other non-economic damages.
Traffic accidents involving commercial trucks are often more severe than any other type of accident. This is due to the sheer size and weight of semi-trucks, which are often 20 to 30 times heavier than passenger vehicles. Across the United States, currently, there are more than 11 million trucks actively operating, many with overworked and fatigued drivers carrying hazardous loads. In 2016, approximately 475,000 large truck collisions were reported in the United States. Human error was the leading cause of these wrecks, accounting for more than 90% of them.
Kalamazoo Injury Accident Attorneys
If you or someone you love has recently been involved in a traffic accident involving a commercial truck that was not your fault, you deserve to be able to collect financial compensation for your injuries. Contact a Michigan truck accident attorney at your earliest convenience to discuss legal options available to you.
Contact the Michigan Legal Center today to schedule a free consultation. You will be able to discuss the details surrounding your personal injury claim with one of our traffic accident attorneys in Kalamazoo. You will also be able to learn more about your existing legal rights toward financial compensation for your injuries and losses. You can reach us online or by phone at (248) 886-8650 at your earliest convenience. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis which means you pay nothing unless awarded full and fair financial compensation.
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.
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