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January 2012 Archives

One killed as car crashes into home and starts fire

A car accident that took place in a residential neighborhood has left one dead, another injured and an extensive loss of property. The fatal accident took place when the vehicle in question tried to get through a light, crashing into an SUV before crashing into the bedroom of a home on Lahser.

Winter weather causes accidents and delays

Winter weather led to multiple accidents and other delays on Detroit roadways recently after an inch of snow fell. The winter weather led to multiple delays due in part to the need for drivers to move slower along the snow covered roadways to avoid an accident. This is a proper precaution that most drivers take during winter conditions, unfortunately some drivers fail to do so.

Concussions can be serious but difficult to detect

There has been increased attention to brain injuries recently due in large part to an effort by the National Football League to reduce the number of concussions and improve the care of those who sustain traumatic head injuries. One of the most difficult challenges in treating brain injuries, whether sustained in a football game, car accident, or a slip on the ice, is to identify the injury in the first place.

Wrong-way DUI accident sends four drivers to the hospital

Early on Sunday morning, just before four a.m. Michigan State Troopers near Ann Arbor were called to Interstate 94 for a report of a car accident that had resulted in injuries. Like so many other accidents that cause injuries this one appears to have been related to driving under the influence of alcohol.

Ceiling collapses on Detroit city employee

It is the responsibility of every employer to provide a safe working environment for their employees. No one should be forced to work in unsafe conditions where they may be exposed to toxic chemicals, or dangerous machinery absent the proper safety equipment and training. As another way to protect workers, employers in Michigan are required to maintain workers' compensation insurance. This will cover the cost of medical care and other expenses when an employee is injured in a work-related accident.

Michigan couple safe after harrowing cruise ship accident

Boating accidents are not all that unusual in the water-filled lands of Michigan, but one Michigan couple was part of a boating accident of more epic proportions. A physician and his wife decided to go on an Italian cruise, one that, unbeknown to them, was fated for disaster.

Pedestrian accident leaves child dead, mother injured

A fatal accident involving a 20-year-old Detroit woman and her 14-month old daughter took place Monday evening on 8 mile road. The driver was a 29-year old man in a Ford Explorer. The accident occurred when the mother, pushing her daughter in a stroller, were both hit by the Explorer while crossing the road.

Rollover crash sends two to the hospital

When a vehicle is involved in a collision there are unfortunately, many ways in which the occupants can sustain serious injuries. When a vehicle is hit from the side the driver or passenger may have only the door between themselves and the oncoming vehicle. In a head-on collision, the speed and force of both vehicles' forward momentum combines to increase the force if the impact. When a car is struck from the rear the occupants head can be whipped back violently resulting in head and neck injuries.

Failure to maintain a safe workplace can be costly for all

A Michigan shipyard and boat fabricating facility is facing the potential of steep fines after an investigation by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration found 32 violations of workplace health and safety standards. Five of those were repeat violations. The fines could total nearly $150,000.

Michigan semi crash causes serious injuries

Anyone who regularly reads this blog or even simply follows the local news is likely aware of the substantial potential for serious injuries or death when a semi tractor-trailer, or other large commercial truck is involved in an accident with a passenger vehicle. The obvious size and weight difference between passenger vehicles and heavy commercial trucks means that the passenger vehicle suffers serious damage in a truck accident, putting all the occupants at risk.

Alcohol suspected in fatal accident

Earlier this week, two young children were involved in a serious car accident in eastern Michigan near Detroit. One of the children, a 2-year-old boy, was killed as result of his injuries following the crash. His 8-year-old sister survived the fatal accident, but was still critically injured.

Man dies when hit while changing tire

An Ann Arbor firefighter, who appeared to be changing a flat tire on the side of I-696 in Farmington Hills, was killed the morning of January 5. The 41-year-old man of Bloomfield Township was hit by at least three vehicles, according to Michigan State Police, and died as a result of this fatal accident. Just after 6:30 a.m., he somehow managed to get on the shoulder lane of westbound I-696.

Michigan couple killed in fatal accident

A Michigan couple died as a result of a fatal accident last month. The husband and wife died six days apart after a 17-year-old driving a minivan crossed the line and hit their SUV head on. The wife was killed instantly and the husband died about a week later just before Christmas, due to injuries sustained in the accident.

Drunk driving suspected in three-car accident

With the New Year's Eve holiday last weekend, there was a substantial amount of warning about the dangers of drunk driving. Michigan law enforcement authorities are not shy about letting the public know that they will be on the lookout for drunk drivers at this time of year. This is in addition to the decades of efforts to increase public awareness of the dangers of drunk driving in an effort to reduce the numbers of people injured or killed as a result of drunk driving accidents.

Couple in parked car killed in crash

It is sometimes the case in fatal car accidents in Michigan that it is not immediately clear which driver may have been at fault or caused the accident. During the recent icy conditions, when two cars collide it may be the result of numerous actions and conditions. Determining the exact cause of the accident may require extensive accident reconstruction, interviewing of witnesses, and examination of the wreckage.

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