Franklin Township, MI (December 15, 2021) – A serious auto accident occurred at an intersection in Franklin Township on Saturday night, December 11. At approximately 9:15 p.m., the crash between an SUV and a limousine took place at the intersection of M-52 and US 12 due to the traffic signal being out.
Ten people, including seven kids, were hurt in the wreck. The traffic signal was not working due to a power outage. According to reports, a 2015 Dodge SUV driven by a woman from Adrian, aged 29, was headed north on M-52 when she struck a 1978 Lincoln limousine driven by a man from Southgate, age 38.
The limo was headed east on U.S. 12 at the time. Neither driver stopped or yielded at the intersection, though Michigan law requires that drivers treat intersections with no power as four-way stops.
Law enforcement officials in Franklin were aware that the lights were out at the intersection, and reportedly received 26 calls concerning the traffic lights being out before the incident took place. The driver of the limo was not hurt, however, the passengers, two seven-year-old girls and a 7-year-old boy along with a 1-year-old girl, a 33-year-old woman, and a 40-year-old woman, all sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the SUV also sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the wreck, along with a 3-year-old, a 7-year-old, and a 9-year-old. All injured victims were transported to area hospitals including the University of Michigan hospital in Ann Arbor and Promedica Hickman Hospital for evaluation and treatment.
Police in Franklin continue to investigate. Our thoughts are with those involved in hopes of a full and fast recovery.
Car Accidents in Michigan
More car accidents happen in Michigan per year than in the majority of other states in the nation. On average, the Wolverine State sees more than 300,000 annual vehicle collisions. During the winter months, Michigan is ranked as the most dangerous state to drive in, beating out Alaska when we compare the number of fatalities caused by car accidents. This data was gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System for 2017-2019.
Being injured in a car crash is something no one ever wants to go through. It is a difficult and strenuous experience, often accompanied by pain, emotional turmoil, and financial burdens. Depending on the circumstances of an auto accident, injured parties may be able to collect financial compensation for the damages they endured due to the wreck. If you or someone you love has recently sustained injuries in a car crash, a Michigan car accident lawyer may be able to help you move forward from the aftermath of your wreck by awarding you full and fair financial compensation. Compensation can help cover the costs associated with your accident and get you on the fastest track to recovery.
Franklin Township Car Crash Attorneys
When you are in need of a Michigan personal injury lawyer, you need a lawyer with the skill, experience, and resources necessary to successfully fight for your legal rights and protect you from dishonest insurance companies. Insurance companies often attempt to get injured crash victims to settle for much less than they deserve after suffering through a serious accident.
The auto accident attorneys in Franklin at the Michigan Legal Center specialize in car accident injury and wrongful death cases. We have many years of experience recovering millions of dollars in automobile accident cases. In fact, over the years, we have recovered over $250 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. We work hard to ensure that you are able to recover financially, physically, and emotionally after suffering through being injured in an accident.
Contact the Michigan Legal Center at your earliest convenience to be connected with a skilled and compassionate attorney who will be able to inform you of your existing legal rights surrounding personal injury law. If you have recently suffered an injury due to the negligence of another person, you deserve to be compensated. You can reach us at (248) 886-8650 to see how we can assist you to obtain the best outcome for your case.
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