Police in Michigan say that a 35-year-old man swerved into the path of oncoming traffic before being killed in an accident in Genesee Township on the evening of Jan. 18. A representative from the Genesee Township Police Department said that the investigation into the crash was ongoing and a sample of the man’s blood had been collected for toxicology testing. The accident, which took place on North Genesee Road at approximately 8:00 p.m., also injured a woman and her 17-year-old son.
According to a GTPD report, the man’s Saturn Aura sedan was proceeding southbound on North Genesee Road when it swerved across the center line and struck two northbound SUVs in the vicinity of Roberts Drive. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman and boy, who were on their way home from an Eagle Scout meeting at the time of the crash, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and are expected to recover.
The car accident led to North Genesee Road being closed to traffic for more than two hours. This was to give local firefighters time to ensure that the scene was safe and allow officers from a Michigan State Police crash investigation team to go about their duties.
Drivers who cause serious accidents are often killed, but that does not mean that those who suffered injury, loss or damage have no legal options. When presented with such situations and police reports or other evidence suggest that negligence may have played a role, attorneys with experience in this area may initiate personal injury litigation against the deceased individual’s estate or car insurance provider.
Source: M Live, One dead, mother and son injured in three-vehicle crash, Roberto Acosta, Jan. 20, 2019
Source: Michigan Live, Police ID man killed in 3-vehicle Genesee Township crash, Dominic Adams, Jan. 22, 2019