Gaines Twp, MI (June 2, 2023) – A crash involving a pickup truck and a motorcycle in Gaines Township resulted in the death of a Swartz Creek man on Saturday, May 27.
The deadly crash occurred at the corner of Morrish and Hill Roads at around 11 p.m. that night. It was reported that 61-year-old Britt Bridge of Swartz Creek was riding a motorcycle when another driver crossed the centerline. Bridge was hit by the 66-year-old Linden man operating the vehicle.
Bridge suffered fatal injuries and was later pronounced dead. The Linden man is believed to have been under the influence and is currently facing charges. He also suffered injuries in the crash.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly accident is in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Britt Bridge at this time.
Deadly Motorcycle Crashes in Michigan
Despite a drop from 2016 in the number of fatal motorcycle accidents across the country in 2017, motorcyclists continue to be substantially overrepresented in all traffic fatalities. Based on fatalities per mile driven, motorcycle riders are killed 28 times more frequently than those traveling in passenger cars. According to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, 142 motorcycle fatalities—or about 14.3% of all highway traffic fatalities—occurred in Michigan in 2017.
If you lost a loved one as a result of an accident or malicious behavior on the part of another person or entity, a Michigan wrongful death attorney may be able to help. Losing a loved one is never easy and always painful, especially when it happens suddenly and was caused by someone else’s irresponsible, reckless, or intentional actions. You deserve to recover compensation for any resulting damages, and the at-fault party should be held responsible. Our skilled Michigan wrongful death attorneys aid those pursuing wrongful death claims in examining the facts of the case to identify who is at fault.
If a member of your family died as a result of someone else’s negligence, you and your family may be entitled to compensation. Your lawsuit can be a way to ensure that the individual responsible for the fatal collision is held accountable. You need the help of a Gaines Township wrongful death lawyer at Christopher Trainor & Associates, Call our offices at 248-886-8650 to speak with a lawyer following a deadly auto accident. We are here to help you figure out whether you have a legitimate wrongful death claim and how much money you are entitled to as compensation for your loss.
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