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Driver in fatal Michigan accident may have been drunk

As most Michigan families were getting up to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, three families from just outside of the Detroit area were still dealing with an accident that claimed the life of one young man and the injuries of two others which took place several days earlier. While at first glance this accident may seem to be a horrific single-car accident, the Macomb County Sheriff's Office believes the driver may have been drunk.

According to The Romeo Observer, the 21-year-old passenger had been traveling with several friends in a Jeep Cherokee on Hipp Road near the intersection of 36 Mile Road. The driver, a 25-year-old man from Washington Township, apparently drove off the road and drove through a gate before slamming into a large tree. The Macomb County Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate, but it has not indicated that the driver merely lost control of the vehicle.

It is unclear how fast the car was moving at the time of the accident, but the force of the impact was enough to fatally injure the front-seat passenger. The Romeo Observer reports that he died at the scene of the accident. Two other passengers were also injured in the suspected drunk driving crash. A 25-year-old man was taken to Mount Clemens Regional with non-life-threatening injuries, but it is unknown how severely injured he actually is. A 21-year-old woman from Macomb Township was also taken to Mount Clemens Regional, but was transferred to Detroit Receiving Hospital because she was listed in critical condition.

The sheriff has said there was evidence at the accident scene that strongly suggested the driver was drunk at the time of the accident. He is waiting, however, on a toxicology report before charging the driver. Although drunk drivers should be held criminally responsible for their actions, only a civil personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit will help the victims and their families cover the overwhelming costs of medical care following a serious accident.

Source: The Romeo Observer, "Alcohol may be a factor in fatal Bruce accident," Chris Gray, Dec. 1, 2011

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