• No Recovery, No Fee
  • Free Consultations
  • Home & Hospital Visits Available
Toll Free: 866-586-8164
Local: 734-274-2876

Hire A Real Attorney, Not A TV Personality

We know our way around a courtroom and we get the results our clients need.
View Our Practice Areas

Lansing teen killed in crash returning from choir performance

The teenager from Lansing who lost his life in a car accident near Grand Rapids was reported to have been on his way home from a church choir performance when he was killed in a car accident. The teenager was riding as a passenger in large van with his family and other members of the church choir on interstate 96 on Sunday when the van was involved in the crash.

When we are involved in school or church activities, or allow our children to be involved in them, we assume that the organizers of the activity will use all reasonable care to ensure our safety or that of our children. While unfortunate accidents may not be entirely avoidable, the unfortunate results of those accidents can often be mitigated when all applicable safety procedures are in place.

According to local news reports the trigger for this accident was a tire blowout in the van, which resulted in a los of control by the 22-year-old driver. The van then struck another vehicle and slip off the roadway. While the result of any investigation into this particular crash have not been reported, it is always important that professional drivers are properly selected and trained and that vehicles are well maintained.

The news reports of this fatal crash indicate that 17 people were riding in the 2002 Chevrolet Express van that was designed for 14 passengers. It seems likely that unless some custom modifications were made there would not have been a sufficient number of seat belts for all occupants.

Source: Lansing State Journal, "Lansing Eastern student dies in I-96 van crash," Laura Misjak, Feb, 28, 2012

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • $4,391,000: Judgment entered on Oakland County jury verdict, 2008. A Michigan man suffered traumatic brain injuries in a motor vehicle accident, which caused a permanent seizure disorder. View More results
  • $2,536,454: Verdict for no-fault benefits for client severely injured in motor vehicle accident. 2012.
    View More results
  • $2,360,000: Jury verdict for serious electric shock injuries sustained by client in a construction accident in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
    View More results
  • $1,400,000: Verdict for no-fault benefits due to a traumatically brain injured client, in this Washtenaw County action against Allstate Insurance Company. View More results
Email Us For A Response

Contact Us For A FREE Consultation

Tell us about your case.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

2 convenient office locations free initial consultations

Ypsilanti Office:
119 North Huron Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Toll Free: 866-586-8164
Phone: 734-482-5000
Fax: 734-487-7000
Ypsilanti Law Office Map

Ypsilanti Office:

Jackson Office:
410 South Jackson Street
Jackson, MI 49201

Toll Free: 866-586-8164
Phone: 517-787-9000
Fax: 734-487-7000
Jackson Law Office Map

Handling legal
crises throughout
all of Michigan,
especially Ann
Arbor and
Ypsilanti areas.