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Lansing, MI (November 27, 2023) - U.S. Highway 127 southbound, south of Barnes Road, was closed due to a possible wrong-way accident on Monday, November 27. Multiple fire and rescue services were sent to the scene. Within minutes, deputies from Lansing had also arrived and discovered several injuries. Officials began working to extract victims from one of the vehicles, though the total number of people hurt remains unknown. Officers added that the crash included a potential fatality, though an investigation is still ongoing in the interim.

We offer our sincere condolences to the families of the deceased. Our thoughts are extended to the injured victims in hopes of their complete recovery.

Wrong-Way Crashes in Michigan

Lansing, MI - Wrong-Way Crash on US 127 at Barnes Under InquiryWhen a motorist drives against the flow of traffic and collides with a vehicle traveling in the correct direction, a wrong-way accident occurs. According to official statistics, wrong-way drivers murder over 360 people annually in the United States. Between 2011 and 2016, eight motorists lost their lives in these accidents in Michigan.

While the causes of wrong-way collisions may vary, irresponsible and negligent driving is almost always to blame. The following are the primary reasons:

  • Driving while impaired by narcotics or alcohol
  • Texting and talking on a mobile phone while operating a motor vehicle
  • ignoring traffic signals and markings
  • Inexperience or unfamiliarity with interstate entrances and departures

If you or a family member were injured in an accident caused by a wrong-way motorist in Michigan, you might be able to file a lawsuit against that driver. Never is it permissible to drive in the opposite direction on an adequately marked road. Injuries and other losses suffered by victims are the sole responsibility of the driver who engaged in this conduct.

In personal injury litigation, these damages, which frequently include compensation for mental suffering, physical injury and deformity, and ongoing trauma, are sought in restitution. For instance, individuals who take the incorrect route frequently sustain severe injuries and fractured bones. Others have severe brain injuries, spine injuries, and other severe traumas that require surgery and medical care.

Additionally, the family of a person who died in a wrong-way collision may submit a lawsuit for wrongful death. Past medical expenses, funeral or burial costs, loss of consortium, and other costs may be included in the demise of a loved one's compensation.

After being involved in an accident that left you injured or caused the death of a loved one, it's normal to feel anxious and unsure of what to do. Fortunately, Christopher Trainor & Associates is willing to assist you in regaining your financial equilibrium without adding to your financial burden. Immediately contact our Lansing wrongful death attorneys at 248-886-8650 if your loved one was killed in an accident anywhere in Michigan.

Note: Our firm utilized outside sources when creating this post. We have not independently verified the facts regarding this accident. If you find information that is incorrect, contact Christopher Trainor & Associates immediately so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available about the accident. This post can be removed upon request.  

Disclaimer: The information provided in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photograph used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene. This post is not a solicitation for business. 

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