Groveland Twp, MI (December 14, 2021) - A 64-year-old bicyclist lost his life on December 11 when he was struck by a Jeep Wrangler while riding his bike in Groveland Township. The wreck was reported at around 10:20 a.m.
Michigan State Police reported that the man was crossing Ortonville Road when a woman, aged 53, was turning onto Ortonville from Grange Hall. While she was doing so, her jeep and his bicycle collided.
The Jeep was reportedly traveling at a low speed when it struck the man. He fell off of his bicycle and struck his head on the roadway due to the collision.
Paramedics transported the victim to a local medical center where he was later pronounced deceased. No further information has been released at this time.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Police in Groveland continue to investigate.
Information provided by the Governors Highway Safety Administration states that pedestrian deaths are on the rise. In fact, over the past year, fatalities stemming from pedestrian collisions across the United States rose approximately 21%. This is the largest annual increase ever recorded. These numbers are highly alarming, especially in light of the significant reduction in traffic during the 2020 pandemic.
In the state of Michigan last year, nearly 200 pedestrians lost their lives due to fatal traffic collisions. The previous year, 2019, that number sat at around 150.
A reason for the recent surge in pedestrian deaths in Michigan and across the United States may be attributed to the growing number of people who choose to utilize electronic devices while behind the wheel. More and more drivers are becoming perilously distracted by their phones, GPS systems, and other activities that tend to take their attention away from the road. Since the year 2016, the number of fatal traffic accidents involving cell phones in the United States rose approximately 87%. Non-fatal accidents related to the use of cell phones rose around 48%.
Pedestrian accident injuries caused by driver distraction, a serious form of negligence, may be able to be compensated for by filing a personal injury claim. Sustaining serious injuries in an accident caused by a negligent driver can be overwhelming and stressful, not to mention scary and painful. A Groveland Township personal injury attorney may be able to help you collect financial compensation if you have recently been involved and injured in a serious traffic accident.
Over the years, the dedicated team of Groveland personal injury lawyers at the Michigan Legal Center has successfully assisted thousands of clients to obtain the justice and compensation they deserve for their legal claims. When it comes to your personal injury claim and any associated problems you may be facing, our lawyers will answer any/all questions you may have and help you every step of the way.
The only thing worse than being hurt in a wreck is losing someone you love due to injuries they sustained. Working with a knowledgeable and efficient attorney following a fatal traffic accident will make sure that the victim’s surviving family members are fairly compensated for their loss. Our wrongful death attorneys in Groveland strive to ensure families have their rights protected so they are able to move forward after such a devastating event.
Our team works tirelessly to help victims hold the party responsible for their injuries accountable, as well as to collect the maximum compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, and multiple other losses resulting from their accidents. If you were injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, contact our car accident lawyers in Michigan at (248) 886-8650 to see how we can help you.
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