Detroit, MI (November 23, 2021) – Early this morning, November 23, authorities in Detroit investigated the death of one person in connection to a multi-vehicle accident that occurred in the southbound lanes of I-75. Traffic on the interstate was backed up from around 3:30 a.m. to approximately 7:30 a.m. while emergency crews worked at the scene.
The deadly crash happened near Eight Mile Road and Hazel Park when a man who had been involved in an accident was killed after being struck by another vehicle. According to reports, the male driver lost control and crashed into a guardrail in the southbound lanes of I-75 between Nine Mile and Eight Mile Roads.
The driver exited his vehicle to inspect the damage when he was struck by a second vehicle. The second vehicle hit the first car that had crashed before striking the driver.
That male driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. Two people present inside the second vehicle were transported to Beaumont Hospital with minor injuries.
A witness said the second vehicle had been speeding just before the accident occurred. Authorities in Detroit continue to investigate.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Michigan Car Accidents
The death toll associated with fatal traffic accidents in Michigan continues to rise. By July 2021, the number was already 74 higher than it was in the summer of 2020. Approximately 7 months into 2021, a total of 673 individuals had lost their lives on Michigan roadways. Additionally, 3,253 were seriously injured, according to information provided by the Michigan State Police.
More than 1,000 people lost their lives in the Wolverine State in 2020, an increase of 9.9% compared to 2019, according to the Office of Highway Safety Planning in Michigan. Throughout the United States in 2020, there was a 7.2% increase in motor vehicle accident deaths from the previous year. At 38,680 fatalities, this was the highest number of accident deaths seen in the nation since 2007, information from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveals.
Alarmingly, according to a 2016 study by the NHTSA, 94% to 96% of all auto accidents in the United States can be attributed to human error. If you have recently lost a loved one in a traffic accident in Michigan, it is likely that the collision was caused by some form of driver negligence. A Michigan car accident attorney may be able to help you collect financial compensation for your loss and its associated damages depending on the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident.
Wrongful Death Attorneys in Detroit
Facing the death of someone you love is truly devastating. When that loss was the result of the negligence of another person, the pain only increases. If an accident that resulted in the wrongful death of someone in your family has caused you and your loved ones pain and suffering, the Michigan Legal Center is here to help you.
Our team of Detroit wrongful death lawyers is fully dedicated to holding negligent parties responsible for their actions and upholding the legal rights of your family. We can fight for financial compensation that can secure the financial future of your family so you’re able to focus on moving forward.
Contact the Michigan Legal Center online or 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.
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