Frenchtown Twp, MI (June 2, 2023) – On Monday, May 29, a Monroe man was killed after being hit by a semi-truck in Frenchtown Township.
The victim was riding a 1989 Honda Hurricane motorcycle when he was hit by a black 2020 Peterbilt tractor-trailer at the intersection of Telegraph and Newport Roads at around 12:30 p.m. The rider was ejected from the bike and came to a rest in the intersection.
He suffered fatal injuries and was later pronounced dead. His identity has not been provided at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the deadly crash is in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Semi-Truck Collisions in Michigan
Crashes involving large semi-trucks are less common than typical vehicle collisions, but they can still cause catastrophic injuries. Every year, there are a number of truck accidents in Michigan and across the nation. According to the most recent traffic crash statistics released by the Michigan State Police, there were 14,972 collisions involving large trucks or buses in 2021, and 4,810 of these crashes involved semi-trucks, while 1,489 involved trucks towing trailers.
Wrongful death occurs when someone is killed as a result of the negligence of another person, corporation, or other entity. State law permits the surviving family members of the deceased to file a case against the party or parties that caused the decedent’s death in order to seek restitution, typically with the assistance of a Michigan wrongful death attorney. Whether an individual, business, trucking company, or other entity acted intentionally or not, there may still be grounds for a legal claim and a death case.
There is a chance that nothing in your life will ever be the same again after a loved one loses their life in a semi-truck accident. Our semi-truck crash attorneys in Frenchtown Township understand the suffering that frequently follows an unexpected death. If a careless truck driver kills a member of your family, a Michigan wrongful death accident lawyer can fight for financial compensation. The attorneys at Christopher Trainor & Associates have handled wrongful death lawsuits for families from across the state of Michigan. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation to discuss your options for seeking compensation after a fatal 18-wheeler accident, call our offices at 248-886-8650.
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