Detroit, MI (September 11, 2023) – Troopers say the driver of a jackknifed truck was speeding on Tuesday morning when it crashed on Interstate 75, causing delays for motorists in the southwest Detroit area and a potential secondary collision.
First Lieutenant Mike Shaw of the Michigan State Police reported the accident on northbound I-75 near Fort Street at 3:35 a.m. in a social media post.
Shaw claims that the Detroit Regional Communication Center received reports of a jackknifed truck and sent officers to the location. As officials investigated the incident and personnel tried to clear up the debris that had clogged both sides of the motorway, traffic in the region was backed up for several hours during the morning commute, and a related chain-reaction crash occurred.
Debris was flung across both lanes of traffic and hit several cars, according to authorities, though the total number of injuries was not reported.
At 8:00 a.m., all lanes were reopened, though officers are still investigating the accident.
At this time, our thoughts go out to the injured victims and their loved ones.
Semi-Truck Accidents in Michigan
In Michigan, hundreds of people use our busy, multi-lane roads to go to work each day, particularly in major metros like Detroit or Lansing. Thus, unsurprisingly, Interstate 75 between Interstate 96 and the interchange with Interstate 94, Interstate 94 between Vining Road and Telegraph Road, and Interstate 7 Mile Road are some of the most packed and dangerous areas we see across the Great Lakes State.
Although Michigan permits speeds up to 75 mph, the majority of its posted speed limits are 55 or 65 mph. Moreover, anybody involved in a car accident is far more likely to suffer major injuries or possibly pass away when wrecks occur at these higher speed limits.
Of course, significant injuries from vehicle accidents often occur in the Detroit area. Regardless of their frequency, vehicle accident victims find themselves in a challenging position after the fact for various reasons, such as exorbitant medical expenses, being unable to work owing to injuries, and financial strain.
Even when negligent drivers are responsible for a crash, they often still try to place the blame for an accident on victims in order to escape legal liability. The insurance provider for the motorist who caused the collision can also make an effort to downplay your injuries or try to offer a lowball settlement.
You should get fair and equitable compensation if you were injured on an American road as a result of someone else’s negligence. If you retain a Detroit personal injury lawyer for your case, they will handle the following steps on your behalf:
- Organizing and conducting an analysis of the information and facts regarding the crash.
- Obtaining video evidence to support your narrative from surveillance cameras or traffic signals.
- Collecting and comparing witness evidence from interviews.
- Communicating with insurance providers.
- Estimating the amount of compensation you are due for damages.
- Reviewing every settlement proposal from insurance companies and providing feedback.
Our staff at Christopher Trainor & Associates is ready to assist you or a loved one after you’ve suffered the consequences of an accident that occurred through no fault of your own. Call our team at (248) 886-8650 to speak with our skilled group of accident lawyers in Detroit and to get a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys.
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