Kalamazoo, MI (February 28, 2022) – A pedestrian was killed when they were struck by a vehicle at an intersection in Kalamazoo on Sunday night, February 27. The crash occurred around 10:00 p.m.
Officials responded to the intersection of West Mosel Avenue and Douglas Avenue to find the pedestrian unresponsive on the side of the road. The victim was rushed to a local hospital where they lost their life.
Their identity has not been released at this time. The driver sustained no injuries.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim.
Pedestrian Accidents in Michigan
Information provided by the Governors Highway Safety Administration states that pedestrian deaths are on the rise. In fact, over the past year, fatalities stemming from pedestrian collisions across the United States rose approximately 21%. This is the largest annual increase ever recorded. These numbers are highly alarming, especially in light of the significant reduction in traffic during the 2020 pandemic.
In the state of Michigan last year, nearly 200 pedestrians lost their lives due to fatal traffic collisions. The previous year, 2019, that number sat at around 150.
A reason for the recent surge in pedestrian deaths in Michigan and across the United States may be attributed to the growing number of people who choose to utilize electronic devices while behind the wheel. More and more drivers are becoming perilously distracted by their phones, GPS systems, and other activities that tend to take their attention away from the road. Since the year 2016, the number of fatal traffic accidents involving cell phones in the United States rose approximately 87%. Non-fatal accidents related to the use of cell phones rose around 48%.
Pedestrian accident injuries caused by driver distraction, a serious form of negligence, may be able to be compensated for by filing a personal injury claim. Sustaining serious injuries in an accident caused by a negligent driver can be overwhelming and stressful, not to mention scary and painful. A Michigan personal injury attorney may be able to help you collect financial compensation if you have recently been involved and injured in a serious traffic accident. The dedicated team of attorneys at the Michigan Legal Center works diligently to help our clients fully recover physically, emotionally, and financially after suffering through serious and injurious collisions.
Kalamazoo Pedestrian Crash Attorneys
After a fatal car accident in Michigan, it is important that the victim’s surviving family members speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. Benefits such as survivor’s loss benefits and other important no-fault benefits are available to surviving family members of those killed in negligently caused accidents. No-fault benefits usually include the payment of necessary medical care, lost wages, vehicle repair/replacement, funeral/burial expenses, and survivors’ economic loss benefits. A wrongful death lawyer in Kalamazoo will be able to help you learn how you can recover from damages that may have stemmed from your loved one’s crash.
Our team knows that money cannot fix the immense suffering brought on by an auto accident, especially when the injuries are severe. However, collecting full and fair financial compensation can ease the financial burden of medical bills, lost income, mental health bills, vehicle repair costs, and more.
Contact Michigan Legal Center at your earliest convenience in order to be connected with a skilled and experienced attorney who can help you through this difficult time. You can reach us at (248) 886-8650 to see how we can assist you to obtain the best outcome for your case. No one deserves to have to pay for injuries they sustained due to another person’s reckless actions. Call us as soon as you can to exercise your legal right toward financial compensation for your injuries and the damages that you may be facing.
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