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Bingham Twp, MI (January 19, 2022) - An off-duty firefighter was killed after being hit by a motor vehicle in the Bingham Township area on Tuesday morning, January 18. The deadly accident was reported at around 7:20 a.m. on M-21. 

Local reports revealed that a Maple Rapids woman was exiting a parking lot to pull onto the highway. The woman’s vehicle was hit by a westbound pickup truck driven by Zackary Miller of Elsie. The drivers of the involved vehicles were standing outside exchanging information when both were hit by another driver. 

The other driver was identified as a 17-year-old. Miller was transported to Sparrow Clinton where he was later pronounced dead. No other information has been provided at this time. 

An ongoing investigation into the deadly accident is underway. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Zachary Miller at this time.

Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in Michigan

Bingham Twp, MI - Off-Duty Firefighter Fatally Struck on M-21

Pedestrian fatalities are increasing across the country, while passenger car fatalities are decreasing. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in an accident, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Pedestrians have little protection in the event of a collision, making them more vulnerable to fatal injuries.

When a loved one dies as a result of another party's negligence, wrongful death lawsuits are filed to compensate the surviving family members. On the other hand, getting that compensation is frequently easier said than done. The fact that the victim died does not absolve the wrongdoer of responsibility. When a fatal accident occurs, insurance companies for those who are at fault frequently try to shift blame. Instead of compensating the deceased's family members after a fatal car accident, the defendant should compensate the deceased's family members to help with accident-related expenses. Only a Bingham Township personal injury lawyer with years of experience helping victims pursue wrongful death claims can assist you with this.

Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Bingham Township

Filing a lawsuit after the death of a loved one is probably the last thing on your mind. Fortunately, you don't have to pursue a claim on your own. Christopher Trainor & Associates understands that no amount of money can replace the loss of a loved one. Our car accident attorneys in Bingham Township understand that a fatal accident can result in significant financial losses. Following the death of a loved one, our legal team will fight tooth and nail to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to, and we will never stop fighting to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions.

To speak with a Bingham Township wrongful death lawyer about your case, call 248-886-8650 today.

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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