Grand Rapids, MI (December 12, 2021) – A man from Grand Rapids was killed in a pedestrian crash on Friday afternoon, December 10. At approximately 2:15 p.m., the incident occurred at the intersection of South Division Avenue and McConnell Street Southwest.
Initial reports from the Grand Rapids Police Department state that the man, identified as a 45-year-old Grand Rapids resident, was struck by a Rapid bus and seriously injured. He was rushed to an area medical center where he later succumbed to his injuries and passed away.
According to information from officials, the bus was pulling away from the platform when the collision occurred. Why the crash happened remains under investigation at this time.
Authorities in Grand Rapids continue to investigate the details of the wreck. Nothing further has currently been reported.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Car Accidents in Michigan
More than 100 people are killed in Michigan pedestrian collisions each year. In 2018, for each pedestrian who lost their life in a traffic accident in Michigan, there were 13 pedestrians who sustained injuries. Pedestrians continue to be injured and killed in traffic collisions at alarming rates in Michigan and throughout the United States.
Sadly, most of these accidents are due to driver negligence, the most common reason that traffic accidents of any kind occur. An alarming 94% of traffic collisions in the United States happen due to some form of driver negligence. There are approximately 7 million traffic accidents recorded per year in the US, which means that millions of accidents happen because of negligence, which is oddly something that seems preventable.
If you or someone you love has recently sustained a serious injury due to another person’s negligent actions, speaking with a personal injury lawyer in Michigan is the first most significant action you can take. You may be able to collect financial compensation for the injuries and losses associated with your wreck and the aftermath that followed.
Wrongful Death Attorneys in Grand Rapids
Our Grand Rapids wrongful death attorneys work around the clock to help grief-stricken families by answering any questions they might have regarding the legal options available to them after enduring the sudden loss of a loved one.
Michigan Legal Center’s pedestrian accident attorneys in Grand Rapids work diligently to ensure you know your rights after losing a family member in an avoidable Michigan pedestrian accident. Our lawyers help victims bring at-fault drivers to account and obtain compensation for the full amount of their damages for medical care, lost income, and numerous other damages stemming from the accident.
If your family member lost their life in an accident that was caused by another driver’s actions, contact our personal injury attorneys in Michigan at (248) 886-8650 to learn about the legal options available to you.
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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