Grand Rapids, MI (May 31, 2023) – On Saturday, May 27, a crash involving a wrong-way driver and a police cruiser in Grand Rapids resulted in confirmed injuries.
The accident was reported at around 11 p.m. on US-131 near Hall Street. A state trooper witnessed a driver heading southbound on the northbound lanes of the highway. The trooper attempted to stop the motorist by cutting off the vehicle. The driver did not stop, and the trooper did a U-turn to follow them.
The police cruiser was hit by another vehicle, which was then rear-ended by another driver. The trooper was not harmed, but the occupants of the other vehicles were hurt in the accident. No additional information has been provided at this time.
Local authorities are handling the ongoing crash investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Wrong-Way Collisions in Michigan
Collisions between vehicles moving in opposing directions on divided roads or ramps are known as wrong-way crashes. These types of crashes have a high fatality rate and are among the most dangerous types of collisions possible. In the United States, wrong-way crashes caused an average of 430 fatalities annually between 2010 and 2018, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Wrong-way drivers made up nearly half of these fatalities, and the majority of them were intoxicated at the time of the accident.
There is a chance that your injuries resulting from a crash might not seem severe at first. However, you may later realize that you actually suffered severe injuries but were not aware of them right away. Car accidents are known to cause serious injuries to victims because they are frequently chaotic, involving many different factors and parties. After a car accident, you should always go to the hospital to get treated. If you delay seeking medical attention, it may be far more difficult to later obtain compensation for your damages.
Understanding your legal rights after a crash is crucial because the injuries sustained in a car accident may last a lifetime. Many accident victims do not know what to do to pursue compensation, and many others unintentionally undermine their claim without even knowing. If you want to ensure that you are able to pursue the full and fair value of your claim, you need to contact a reliable attorney to represent you.
If you suffered catastrophic injuries in an auto accident, you can put your trust in the lawyers at Christopher Trainor & Associates to handle your personal injury claim. Our legal team is dedicated to every case we take on, and we have a track record of helping Michigan citizens recover from severe car crash injuries. Our lawyers want to help you, and they have proven experience helping automobile accident victims get financial compensation for their injuries. At each step of the claims process, we will be there to walk you through the steps and protect your legal rights. If you want to discuss your claim in a free consultation with a Grand Rapids auto accident lawyer, call our offices at 248-886-8650 right away.
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