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East Lansing, MI (January 22, 2022) - A local man was killed after being hit by a motor vehicle in East Lansing on Tuesday morning, January 18. The deadly pedestrian accident was reported at around 5:15 a.m. on West Road near Abbey Road. 

Emergency responders were sent to the scene to render aid to the injured party. They found 38-year-old Michael Wayne Son Jr. of East Lansing lying on the roadway. He sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Son was reportedly hit by a vehicle, and his vehicle, a Dodge Ram four-door 1500 pickup truck, was missing. It was later found on Abbot Road and is currently being used as evidence in the investigation. 

An ongoing investigation into the deadly pedestrian accident is underway. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Michael Wayne Son Jr. at this time.

Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in Michigan

East Lansing, MI - Michael Wayne Son Jr Dies in Pedestrian Crash on West Rd

Pedestrian deaths are on the rise across the country, while passenger car deaths are on the decline. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in an accident. In the event of a collision, pedestrians have little protection, making them more vulnerable to fatal injuries.


The pain of losing a loved one due to someone else's negligence is almost unbearable. For those close to the victim, it can have unintended consequences. Family members who survive the accident are frequently the ones who bear the brunt of the accident's consequences. They may be able to recover lost compensation by filing a wrongful death claim with the help of an experienced East Lansing wrongful death attorney. A wrongful death claim seeks compensation from those responsible for the deceased's death by holding the at-fault party accountable for their role in a fatal accident.

Pedestrian Crash Lawyers in East Lansing

At Christopher Trainor & Associates, we understand the grief and anguish that families experience when a loved one is killed as a result of someone else's actions. Our car accident attorneys in East Lansing want to assist you in getting back on your feet. While no amount of money can compensate for the loss of a loved one, a wrongful death lawsuit can help families cope with the financial implications of the accident. The responsible party's insurance provider should provide this compensation. Following the death of a loved one, our legal team is dedicated to ensuring that each of our clients receives the compensation to which they are entitled. The first step is to file a lawsuit for wrongful death.

Call 248-886-8650 today to learn more about what our East Lansing personal injury lawyers can do for 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.  

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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