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Southfield, MI (January 7, 2024) – A significant motor vehicle accident reported early Saturday morning involving a fleeing driver claimed the lives of two people. The accident was reported by the Michigan State police South post troopers at approximately 1:30 a.m. on January 6.

According to police reports, a 2006 Ford Super Duty pickup truck was stolen from behind a gas station located on 8 Mile Road. While exiting the gas station parking lot, the driver backed up and almost struck a police cruiser. Police attempted to pull over the vehicle. However, the driver fled the scene. As a result, a pursuit ensued on Lodge Freeway. As the vehicle continued forward, the driver shut off their headlights, made a U-turn, and began driving south on the highway's northbound lanes.

As the vehicle traveled through the area near Civic Center Drive, it collided with a 2011 GMC Terrain. Two people in the Terrain, identified as a 43-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man, were fatally injured. Both of the victims were pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Ford pickup truck, identified as a 35-year-old man, and his 29-year-old passenger were both injured. The two victims were transported to area hospitals for emergency care. The police are currently investigating the incident.

We hope those harmed by this crash recover quickly.

We offer our sympathies to the families of the man and woman killed in this accident.

Car Accidents in Michigan

Southfield, MI – Two Killed in Lodge Freeway Crash with Fleeing DriverAutomobile collisions can be quite devastating. Unfortunately, tens of thousands of crashes are reported statewide every year. In Michigan, many of these accidents are a result of negligence. Leading factors include drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs, distracted, or speeding. Any reckless action has the potential to cause a severe injury accident. If you are unfortunate enough to be harmed in an accident, it is vital that you understand your rights and your options moving forward.

Filing a personal injury claim can provide you with the financial relief that you need to cover your medical expenses, repairs for your vehicle, lost earning capacity, and various other economic and non-economic damages that you face. It is imperative that you have the strongest evidence possible against the responsible party.

During the aftermath of a car accident, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and alone. However, seeking legal representation from a dedicated Michigan car accident lawyer can greatly ease the burden and provide you with the support you need during this difficult time. With their knowledge and experience in handling these types of cases, your attorney can fight for your rights and ensure that you receive full compensation for all of your damages. You do not have to face this battle alone – let a skilled attorney help guide you towards justice and recovery.

The team at Christopher Trainor & Associates is dedicated to providing support and justice for those who have been injured in car accidents. With our extensive experience and commitment to fighting for your rights, we are confident in our ability to secure the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, do not hesitate to reach out to us for a free consultation. Let us put our skills and expertise to work for you during this difficult time. Contact us today at (248) 886-8650 and let us guide you towards justice.

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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