Detroit, MI (February 13, 2022) – Michigan State Police stated that a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle after a multi-car crash on Detroit’s west side. The incident happened on Sunday, February 13.
Sources say that troopers responded to the scene located in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 96 near Grand River after receiving information about a person being sent to the hospital with serious injuries.
Investigators stated that the victim had been involved in a previous crash. When the driver got out of their vehicle to inspect the damage, their vehicle was pushed into them by another car on the road.
The victim was then pushed into a wall and transported to an area medical center with critical head injuries. Michigan State Police are currently investigating the incident.
We hope for the full recovery of the injured victim. Nothing further has been reported.
Pedestrian Accidents in Michigan
As reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 129,000 people in the United States required emergency room visits in one recent year for treatment of injuries they sustained during pedestrian-involved accidents. Additionally, another 5,376 pedestrians died as a result of their injuries. Pedestrians are almost twice as likely to die during a car crash than the occupant of a vehicle, and if they do manage to survive being struck by a car, they usually have a very long period of recovery to endure.
It is imperative that drivers remain vigilant when it comes to noticing pedestrians in the area. Most of these accidents happen because drivers are simply not watching for pedestrians and do not notice them crossing the road, stepping into a crosswalk, or walking on the side of the road.
Accidents involving pedestrians produce more fatalities and more injured victims than any other kind of car accident. Since pedestrians are completely vulnerable, they typically sustain injuries that are more critical than any vehicle occupant. This is why it is important to solicit reputable legal counsel if you for a family member suffered an injury or lost their life to the carelessness of a driver.
If you have recently been injured in a Michigan pedestrian accident, then a Michigan pedestrian accident attorney will know the most effective methods for helping you obtain financial compensation for damages such as medical expenses, loss of income, and many other damages brought on by your accident and injuries.
Detroit Car Accident Lawyers
The Michigan personal injury attorneys at the Michigan Legal Center have been helping injured accident victims and their families recover just financial compensation after life-altering events for many years. We work tirelessly to ensure that your legal rights are protected and exercised so that you are able to successfully recover in more ways than one from your recent accident and the injuries that followed.
If you would like a free evaluation of your Detroit pedestrian accident claim, reach out to our law offices at (512) 968-0051 and schedule your case review today.
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