On August 25th, 2015 a driver was critically injured while driving on I-75 in Michigan. The driver was heading north on I-75 in Taylor, Michigan when he hit slow traffic due to a prior auto accident. He tried to brake but he was not able to stop in time because he was hauling multiple vehicles behind his Dodge Ram 3500.
First Lt. Michael Shaw, a Michigan State Police spokesman told The Detroit Free Press, "As a result, the Ram crashed into a tractor trailer ahead of him. One of the vehicles came loose and rolled forward onto the Ram’s roof."
The man driving the Dodge, who's name is unknown, was taken to a hospital in critical condition. The driver of the tractor trailer, who's name is also unknown, was not injured in the collision.
When driving on highways, or any road, it is essential to remain at a safe distance behind cars to avoid collision. As this article indicates, accidents can still happen even if you were not injuried. Even during good weather, it is best to practice the "three second rule" when driving behind other vehicles. Rear end collisions make up 23% of car accidents a year.
When you suffer an injury in a motor vehicle crash due to a rear end collision, one of the first things you should do is see your doctor, find out what's wrong with you, and figure out what you need to do in order to recover and feel healthy. In addition to this, if you have been injured in any type of car accident, call The Michigan Law Firm, PLLC. Our accident attorneys are here to help you with questions about insurance problems, medical expenses, and pain and suffering benefits as allowed by Michigan law. Call us today, at 844.4MI.FIRM for a free consultation.