Sterling Heights, MI (December 6, 2021) – A driver lost their life in a five-car chain-reaction collision in Sterling Heights. The driver was reportedly driving in the wrong direction on M-59, according to reports.
The incident occurred at approximately 10:05 p.m. on Sunday, December 5, just west of Mound Road. Officials reported that a 50-year-old Hamtramck resident was headed east in the westbound lanes in their silver Acura, causing a severe multi-vehicle collision.
The Acura collided with a black Chevrolet Colorado before they were both struck by three other vehicles in a chain-reaction wreck. The driver of the Acura was transported to a nearby medical center where they were pronounced deceased.
The driver of one of the other involved vehicles, identified as a resident of Holly, aged 24, was transported to an area medical center with serious injuries, police said.
The other involved drivers remained at the scene and cooperated with officials. Police continue to investigate the cause of the incident.
The westbound lanes of M-59 were closed from Van Dyke Avenue to Dequindre Road for approximately five hours while crews worked to clear debris from the roadway.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. We hope for the full recovery of the injured victim.
Michigan Car Wrecks
After being hurt in an auto collision, you may be feeling overwhelmed and even angry, especially if the accident was not your fault but the fault of a negligent driver. You may be dedicating a lot of money, time, and energy to your recovery on top of dealing with pain and suffering, and emotional turmoil. Returning to work may be put on hold as well, causing you to lose much-needed wages. In extreme cases, injured parties must undergo emergency surgeries that can be draining and difficult. A car accident lawyer in Michigan may be able to help you through this difficult experience by helping you understand how you can collect financial compensation for your injuries and losses.
The Wolverine State sees over 300,000 vehicle collisions per year that cause injuries to approximately 75,000 people. Sadly, more than 1,000 lose their lives yearly due to these wrecks. In 2021,1,083 people were killed in car wrecks in Michigan. If you or someone you love has recently been hurt in a crash, know that you are not alone, as approximately 800 auto accidents are reported in Michigan every single day.
Sterling Heights Vehicle Accident Attorneys
You may be able to recover in more ways than just the physical with the help of a Sterling Heights personal injury lawyer. If you or someone you love has recently been hurt in a car crash caused by negligence, the trusted team of attorneys at the Michigan Legal Center can help you get the financial compensation you deserve. After being hurt by the negligent actions of other drivers, you deserve to be awarded financial compensation to help cover the costs of your injuries.
Any instance where a driver acted recklessly, carelessly, or negligently, and caused another person’s injuries, is grounds for an injured victim to receive compensation for damages they may have endured. Some damages that often result from sustaining injuries in a traffic collision caused by negligence include medical costs, mental health bills, lost wages, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, and more.
Contact the Michigan Legal Center online or by phone at (248) 886-8650 to inquire about the legal options available to you if you have recently been injured in an accident. We firmly believe that no one should have to face an issue like this on their own, which is why we are here to help, 24/7. Reach out to us at your earliest convenience to get started on your own personal injury case.
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