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Detroit, MI (January 18, 2024) - Local authorities were dispatched to provide assistance at the scene of an automobile accident that resulted in injuries. The incident was reported to law enforcement at around 2:35 a.m. on January 18.

According to reports provided by the Michigan State Police, an automobile accident occurred on Interstate 96 during the early morning hours. The incident prompted the closure of the eastbound side of the on-ramp to Interstate 94. The Michigan Department of Transportation reported heavy delays in the area as emergency crews worked to clear the scene. Medical personnel tended to injured victims before transporting them to area hospitals. At this time, investigations surrounding the crash are ongoing.

Our condolences go out to the family of the victim killed in this crash.

Car Accidents in Michigan

Detroit, MI – Injuries Reported in I-96 Accident at I-94The death toll from traffic accidents in the United States reached over 43,000 last year, the highest annual total in the past 16 years. The fatality toll from speeding, drunk driving, and inattentive driving is also climbing. These tragic statistics surpass those seen in 2005, according to the most current finished and ended data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Over 3,500 people lost their lives because at least one driver was not paying attention, and this number increased by 12% from the previous year. The NHTSA has developed a variety of safety efforts to encourage safe driving and bring attention to the risks of distracted driving. Despite the best efforts of government agencies and this yearly assessment by traffic specialists, the number of accidents that result in serious injuries continues to rise, and hundreds more accidents are never reported to authorities.

Unfortunately, very populous cities like Detroit also report abysmal figures. In fact, the metropolitan Detroit region is home to 80% of the state's most dangerous junctions. While overall accident victims have reduced by nearly 19% in the Detroit metro region, the number of deaths has climbed by 10% to 1,084. This is the highest number of fatalities since 2007.

It goes without saying that motorists in Detroit and the rest of Michigan are putting themselves in harm's way every time they get behind the wheel. If you have been hurt as a result of a car crash, a Michigan car accident lawyer can help you get justice.

At Christopher Trainor & Associates, our team of dedicated lawyers has been proudly serving the people of Michigan for over three decades. We have built a strong reputation based on our relentless pursuit of justice for car crash victims and our commitment to providing exceptional legal representation. Our dedication to fighting against powerful entities such as insurance companies, hospitals, and corporations has earned us the trust and referrals from peers in the legal community. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, do not hesitate to contact us at 248-886-8650 for fearless advocacy and reliable representation from our experienced personal injury attorneys. We will continue to work tirelessly towards getting justice for those who need it most.

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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