Clam Lake Township, MI (December 5, 2021) – Officers with the Wexford County Sheriff’s Office are currently investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred on M-115 in Clam Lake Township. According to reports, a pedestrian attempted to cross M-115 near Mackinaw Trail when they were struck by a semi-truck.
The incident happened just after 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased on-site by medical professionals who responded to the scene.
The deceased victim has not been identified at this time. The eastbound lanes of M-115 were closed from South Mackinaw Trail to South US-131 while emergency crews including Michigan State Police were present in the area.
The roadway was closed for at least three hours while crews worked on-site. At approximately 9:00 p.m. the scene was cleared and the roadway was opened back up to regular traffic.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. No further information has been reported concerning this fatal crash in Clam Lake.
Michigan Pedestrian Collisions
Walking is a basic method of transportation that is available to everyone. It is also one of the most environmentally-conscious options of travel. Walking is a great way to get some exercise and may be the only mode of transportation available to some people. With so many undeniable benefits, it is easy to forget that being a pedestrian can also be one of the most dangerous ways to get around. Traveling on foot puts pedestrians at risk of being struck by a vehicle, especially on busy roadways.
Each year, more than 70,000 pedestrians sustain injuries or lose their lives in traffic accidents nationwide. In Michigan, roughly 2,500 pedestrians were involved in car accidents in 2019 and, of those, 149 of them were killed.
In addition to untimely deaths, pedestrian accidents are also more likely to result in serious injuries due to the vulnerable nature of traveling on foot. Pedestrians are virtually unprotected while walking. If involved in a collision with a vehicle, they have nothing to protect them against the force of the crash.
If you have recently been injured in a pedestrian accident in Michigan, or a family member of yours has lost their life, you could be entitled to financial compensation for the damages that may have resulted from your accident.
Wrongful Death Attorneys in Clam Lake
Working with a knowledgeable and efficient attorney following a pedestrian accident will make sure that the victim’s surviving family members are fairly compensated for their loss. Our Clam Lake personal injury attorneys at Michigan Legal Center have decades of experience helping families get the justice and economic recovery they deserve for the wrongful death of someone they love.
Our wrongful death attorneys in Clam Lake strive to ensure families have their rights protected so they are able to move forward after such a devastating event.
Our lawyers make themselves available to our clients and are always prepared to address any concerns and answer any questions they have about their case. Contact our Michigan personal injury lawyers at (248) 886-8650 at your earliest convenience to schedule a free case review.
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