Grand Rapids, MI – Freeway Closed due to Major Auto Accident on I-196 near M-45

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Grand Rapids, MI (December 23, 2021) – Police officers in Detroit were dispatched to the scene of a major car crash on Saturday, December 18. According to local officials, the collision happened just after 8:00 p.m. on Interstate 196.

While emergency personnel rendered aid to those involved at the scene, located on I-196 near M-45, all lanes of the interstate were shut down. Local motorists were forced to find different routes of travel while crews worked on-site.

At least one person was hurt in the crash. The magnitude of their injuries remains unknown at this time. All wounded parties were transported to an area medical center by ambulance for treatment. 

Local police continue to investigate the cause of the crash. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Car Crashes 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.  

Grand Rapids Car Wreck Lawyers

When you are in need of a Detroit 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 Grand Rapids 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. 

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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