Berlin, MI (February 26, 2022) – I-75 was closed for several hours early on the morning of Saturday, February 26 due to a serious wrong-way collision with injuries. Michigan State Police reported the wreck took place at around 12:45 a.m. near Ready Road in Berlin Township.
Troopers found that a Dodge Caravan was traveling north in the southbound lanes on Interstate 75 when it collided head-on with a Cadillac sports utility vehicle. The Cadillac driver, identified as a 26-year-old male, was seriously injured and transported to Beaumont Trenton Hospital via ambulance.
The driver of the Caravan, a female, age 37, was trapped inside her vehicle. Firefighters from the Berlin Township Volunteer Fire Department extracted her from the car. She was then life-flighted to the University of Michigan Hospital with injuries deemed life-threatening.
The Dundee Police Department was observed on the scene along with Michigan State Police, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, and Monroe County Ambulance. Northbound and southbound lanes of I-75 were closed for several hours while authorities investigated the circumstances of the wreck.
Police continue to investigate the details of the accident.
Our thoughts are with those involved. We hope for the full recovery of the injured victims.
Michigan Auto Accidents
Car accidents in the United States kill just as many people as guns each year. When you get behind the wheel of a vehicle, it is one of the most dangerous things you can do on any given day. Tens of thousands of deaths are recorded annually due to auto accidents, and millions of injuries. Wrong-way drivers take the lives of about 355 people per year.
Even though fewer miles have been driven during the pandemic, in the last 18 months, traffic fatalities have increased. Information from the National Safety Council reveals that an estimated 42,060 people were killed in auto collisions in 2020. This is a 24% increase from 2019’s accident-fatality rate.
In Michigan, traffic accidents take the lives of more than 1,000 people per year. An average of about 75,000 people sustain injuries in approximately 300,000 annual car wrecks. Car crashes can happen for many different reasons, currently, the leading causes are speeding, intoxication, and distraction. These are three types of driver negligence, which causes more than 90% of auto accidents per year.
Berlin Car Crash Attorneys
If you have recently been hurt in a car crash, it is likely that the accident was caused by some form of driver negligence. About 31% of the auto accidents that happen every year are caused by speeding, and more than 20% happen due to intoxication. Driver distraction contributes to about 11% of accidents. Other forms of driver negligence also cause accidents.
You have a legal right toward financial compensation if you were involved in a crash caused by negligence. Suffering injuries in a car accident can force you into the hospital for a long period of time, causing you to lose time at work while the medical bills pile up. These costs, among others, may be able to be compensated for by filing a personal injury claim. A personal injury lawyer in Berlin may be able to help you do this.
Contact Michigan Legal Center if you believe that the wreck you were injured in was the result of another person’s negligent actions. An attorney will be able to help you figure out whether you qualify for financial compensation. A lawyer will also be able to hold negligent parties accountable for their actions that ultimately led to your injuries.
The car crash attorneys in Berlin at Michigan Legal Center are available 24/7 to take your call and will answer any/all questions you may have regarding your case. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by filing your own personal injury claim, as our services will cost you nothing unless you are awarded financial compensation for your injuries and losses. Contact us at your earliest convenience at 248-886-8650 to be connected with a skilled personal injury attorney who has your best interests in mind.
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