On Sept. 17, two people were killed in a two-car collision in Michigan. The accident occurred in Isabella County. According to the Isabella County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to the scene of a crash at the intersection of Leaton Road and Pere Marquette Rail-Trail. Once on the scene, they discovered that a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer had failed to stop at a stop sign and smashed into a 2014 Ford Fusion.
The occupants of the Ford, an 81-year-old man and an 83-year-old woman, both Sanford residents, died in the impact. The driver of the Chevy, a woman from Clare, and her unidentified passenger suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Authorities said that factors such as alcohol, drugs and weather did not appear to play a role in the accident. Deputies are still investigating the crash and will send a report to the Isabella Country Prosecutor’s Office for review. Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Isabella County Central Dispatch, the Clare Fire Department and the Surrey Fire Department.
Car accidents cause thousands of serious injuries in Michigan every year. When someone is injured in a crash caused by another driver, he or she has the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against that driver in court. This type of claim could help the victim recover medical expenses, lost wages and other damages. A lawyer could help the victim gather evidence supporting a claim and file the necessary documents in court. If a victim is killed in a car crash, a lawyer could help the victim’s family file a wrongful death claim against the responsible driver. If the claim is successful, the victim’s family could be awarded financial compensation to cover their losses.
Source: Midland Daily News, “Accident claims lives of two Sanford residents“, John Kennett, Sept. 18, 2018