Troy, MI (August 2, 2023) – Authorities say an 18-year-old driver in Mustang lost control of his car while speeding, driving into oncoming traffic, and causing a collision that left another driver hurt near Troy and Sterling Heights on Monday, July 31.
Officers with the Troy Police Department say that the accident occurred around 9:30 p.m. near the intersection of Dequindre Road and Maple Road. Both Sterling Heights and Troy officers were dispatched to the incident.
According to authorities, an 18-year-old Warren man was reportedly traveling south on Dequindre Road in a white Ford Mustang. He was allegedly driving at excessive speeds before he lost control of his vehicle after hitting the curb with his back right tire.
After veering to the left, the Mustang entered the northbound lanes of Dequindre Road and crashed into a black Cadillac. The Mustang’s driver was seriously injured and sent to the emergency room.
The 18-year-old Sterling Heights resident behind the wheel of the Cadillac reportedly suffered minor to moderate injuries, though his current condition is unknown.
The road was closed for three hours in both directions due to the investigation, which is being handled by the Troy PD.
We offer our thoughts and best wishes for recovery to the injured victims and their loved ones.
Motor Vehicle Collisions in Michigan
While dealing with the emotional and psychological consequences of a major multi-vehicle accident in Michigan, you should take some steps to safeguard your legal rights. Car accident injuries, after all, may have far-reaching consequences. Perhaps you don’t realize the full extent of your losses and sufferings.
Following are some steps to take if you have been injured in an accident and are unsure of what to do.
- If you or a passenger in your vehicle receives injuries and needs medical assistance, a police officer can help you call for an ambulance. Injuries sustained in a car crash may not show any symptoms for several weeks. Traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries are two examples. If you’re worried, it’s best to visit a doctor.
- Take pictures or video footage of the road, the vehicles, and your injuries to prove what happened.
- Gather the other driver’s information (name, address, phone number, and insurance company) and submit a police complaint.
- Learn about your insurance options under Michigan’s No-Fault law. However, even if your no-fault insurance policy pays for your allowable expenditure benefits (medical expenses), employment loss benefits, replacement services, and survivor’s loss benefits, you can still file a claim against the person who caused your accident to recover compensation for damages to your quality of life, such as pain and suffering.
- Finally, when you have been in a car accident in Michigan, you should get in touch with a lawyer as soon as possible to start collecting evidence and building your case.
Consult a lawyer in Detroit who specializes in auto accidents to help you argue for your rights after a collision. Christopher Trainor & Associates has a proven track record of winning even the most complex personal injury claims. Call our Detroit area car accident lawyers at 248-886-8650 to set up a free first consultation and discuss your situation.
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