A fatal crash took place on I-96 near the East Beltline exit near Grand
Rapids this past Sunday, September 14th due to a vehicle being driven the wrong way on the expressway.
According to Michigan State Police (MSP), a woman in her 40s from Grand
Rapids was driving east in the westbound lanes of I-96 when she hit a
minivan. Reports conclude that the at-fault driver was also under the
influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.
Wrong way car accidents unfortunately happen more than one thinks in the
State of Michigan. Hundreds of people are killed each year when drivers
turn the wrong way into the face of oncoming traffic on high-speed highways.
In fact, according to the MSP this problem is not unusual for our state.
"There have been several wrong-way crashes, the majority of which
resulted in at least one death, on West Michigan highways this summer."
In addition, according to the
National Transportation Safety Board, on average, 360 people are killed each year due to wrong way driving.
Other alarming statistics include:
- Half of all wrong way car accidents kill or severely injure a person involved
in the crash
- 75% of all wrong way crashes are the result of a driver being under the
influence of alcohol
- Accidents caused by wrong-way driving are becoming more common, even as
the overall fatal crash has fallen dramatically
At the law firm of Goodman Acker P.C. our
Michigan car accident lawyers represent victims who have been injured as a result of wrong way driving
in the Metro-Detroit area and throughout the entire state. We see the
outcomes of these tragic accidents and are dedicated to helping those
injured and their families recover damages and get their life back on
track after being involved in such a crash.
Injuries from these accidents are usually very serious, even deadly. If
you or someone you love was injured or killed as a result of wrong way
driving, you should understand your rights and seek expert advice from
an experienced attorney who can help you through your medical and legal
For more information on how the attorneys of
Goodman Acker P.C. can help you or to get your questions and concerns answered, call our
office today at
(248) 793-2010. We will spend as much time on the phone that is needed to answer all
your questions and concerns and will explain in clear thorough language
what your rights are, including if you have a case and whether or not
you need a lawyer to represent you.
Call today! There is no obligation to discuss your case and if you choose
us to represent you we will represent you under a contingency fee basis
which means no legal fees or costs until your case is settled or won.