At about 6:36 a.m. on Jan. 14, Michigan authorities were alerted to a crash involving a pickup truck and a commercial vehicle. The crash took place near the junction of South Custer and Herr roads in Monroe Township. Police said that the pickup truck made a lane change after the vehicle in front of it stopped at a red light. This resulted in the semi colliding with the rear of the pickup.
The collision caused the load that the driver was carrying to enter the cab, which resulted in the commercial truck driver’s death. Although the pickup’s driver was transported to Beaumont Hospital for treatment, his injuries were not considered to be serious. Authorities closed South Custer road while they investigated the crash, and they asked anyone with information regarding the incident to contact them.
Accidents involving commercial vehicles could result in injury or death to drivers or passengers. This may be true whether the victim was in the commercial or passenger vehicle. In some cases, pedestrians and others could be hurt or killed in a traffic accident involving a large truck. Those who experience broken bones, a concussion or other injuries in an accident may be entitled to compensation for damages incurred. These damages may include medical expenses, lost wages or lost future earnings.
If a person dies in a crash, family members could potentially file a wrongful death suit. Generally speaking, family members are entitled to the same types of damages available in a personal injury case. Compensation may be forthcoming even if the person responsible for the crash is killed. An attorney could assist a plaintiff during settlement talks or in court during a trial in an effort to obtain a favorable outcome.