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Holland, MI (February 11, 2022) - A 77-year-old man was killed after a rear-end collision occurred on a roadway in Holland on February 7. Initial reports reveal that the fatal two-car accident happened at around 7:30 p.m. Monday. 

Sources say that the wreck occurred near Felch Street on US-31 shortly after a vehicle was spotted driving erratically heading north. That vehicle was driven by a 31-year-old male. 

The 31-year-old reckless driver crashed into another vehicle from behind. The driver of the second vehicle, identified as a 77-year-old man from Baldwin, suffered fatal injuries at the crash scene. 

His female passenger, aged 76, from Valparaiso, Indiana, was rushed to an area medical center in serious condition. The 31-year-old West Olive man suffered no injuries. He was arrested on-site. 

The northbound lanes of US-31 were closed for several hours on the 7th while emergency crews worked at the crash scene. Nothing further has been reported concerning the crash at this time. 

Authorities in Holland continue to investigate. 

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. We hope for the full recovery of the injured victim. 

Rear-End Accidents in Michigan

Rear-end collisions make up approximately 30% of all car accidents in the United States. A rear-end wreck occurs when a driver strikes the back of the vehicle directly in front of them. The majority of these collisions occur at low speeds, often at red lights or stop signs. 

Usually, these types of crashes result in serious injuries or even death for those involved. Approximately 1.7 million rear-end accidents occur throughout the United States each year. Roughly 1,700 people lose their lives annually due to rear-end accidents, and, across the nation, about 500,000 people are injured. 

Some major causes of rear-end collisions in Michigan include: 

  • Speeding
  • Aggressive driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Driver fatigue
  • intoxication

Being involved in a rear-end accident can be frightening and even catastrophic, especially if someone you love loses their life. Approximately 1,000 people are killed in auto accidents in the state of Michigan each year. Rear-end accidents are the most common crashes to take place in Michigan and across the United States. A car crash attorney in Holland will be able to help you figure out how to move forward after being involved and injured in a wreck.

Wrongful Death Attorneys in Holland

Learning to live with the grief of losing someone you love is a difficult process. Other complex emotions may also arise due to being faced with a devastating loss. When the negligence of another person led to an accident, you may experience feelings of anger and helplessness. Finding yourself in a situation like this can make you wish you could turn back time and make any possible change in order to save your loved one’s life. 

If you want to take action after losing a beloved family member in an accident, justice may be attainable through the law. Criminal charges may or may not be brought on by the state, however, in civil court, you may be able to file your own lawsuit for your loved one.  Not only will facing the party responsible for your family member’s passing in court force them to acknowledge the consequences of their negligence, but also, they may be lawfully required to pay restitution. 

Your life may change a great deal after you lose someone you love. This may be especially true if your family member was a provider for you and others in your life. Fair compensation may be awarded to you as a part of the creation of a financial safety net as you navigate how to move forward in life.  

At Michigan Legal Center, our Holland wrongful death attorneys help surviving family members move forward after life-altering tragedies. The last thing any grief-stricken person wants to deal with is a deceptive insurer. Our trusted team of Holland personal injury attorneys will take over the negotiations to assist you in getting what you need so you aren’t forced to argue over one of the worst experiences of your life.

Call 248-886-8650 today to speak with a Holland wrongful death attorney about 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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