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Saranac, MI (December 9, 2021) - Authorities responded to the scene of a fatal crash reported in Boston Township on the afternoon of December 8. It happened at approximately 1:47 p.m., officials said.

A man was fatally injured after he struck the rear of a semi-truck in the westbound lanes of Interstate 96 just east of Nash Highway. After colliding with the back of the truck, the car went underneath the trailer, trapping the driver inside the vehicle. 

Upon their arrival at the scene, officials pronounced the male driver deceased. He has been identified as a 35-year-old from Kalamazoo, formerly of Illinois. He was the only occupant of the vehicle, according to reports. 

At the time the crash happened, the semi’s driver was in the back of the trailer. He reportedly dove out of the way to avoid being hit by the car. 

Police in Saranac continue to investigate the details of the wreck. Nothing further has been reported at this time concerning the crash or its circumstances. 

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

Michigan Car Accidents

Saranac, MI - Sedan Rear-ends Semi, Takes 1 Life on I-96 east of Nash Highway

After being injured in a car accident, it is important to have your attorney start their investigation as quickly as possible. This is because witnesses need to be interviewed, pictures need to be taken of the crash scene as well as the vehicle, and other evidence needs to be gathered. 

The more time passes, the harder it is to track down witnesses that will help your case, and evidence, such as surveillance videos from nearby stores, could be deleted.  

Your insurance carrier could, and most likely is, undervaluing your no-fault benefits without your knowledge. There are very strict deadlines for filing personal injury and insurance claims. 

If you miss one of these deadlines, your case will be thrown out and you will not be given the opportunity to re-file, meaning you will be unable to collect compensation for your damages.  

Wrongful Death Attorneys in Saranac

While most people are probably able to work out the details of an auto crash and return to their normal life fairly quickly, others are not so fortunate. Being injured in a car accident not only affects your ability to function normally in your day-to-day life, but it can also divert the course of your entire existence. 

Major injuries that are often suffered in serious car accidents include broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries, to name a few. These require multiple doctor’s visits, extensive healing time, and sometimes even routine surgeries. Physical and emotional therapy may also be on the list of things that stem from suffering a serious injury in an accident. These bills add up all while you may be forced to spend time off of work. 

Not only are physical, emotional, and mental problems often brought on by auto accidents, your ability to provide for your family may also be negatively impacted, as well as your ability to engage with your friends and live your life how you see fit. A personal injury attorney in Saranac is your best bet to be able to recover successfully–especially if the wreck that caused your injuries was caused by negligence. 

The only way an auto accident can get worse is if someone you love loses their life. Under this horrible circumstance, a wrongful death lawyer in Saranac will know exactly what to do to help you collect financial compensation for the death of your loved one. Financial compensation can help cover some or all of the associated costs with your loved one’s passing and make it easier for you to focus on your family and emotional health during this potentially heart-wrenching time. Contact the Michigan Legal Center at your earliest convenience to discuss your own personal injury or wrongful death case at no cost to you. You can reach us 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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