On Friday, June 5, 2015, at about 7:30 pm, a 61-year-old man accidentally crashed his car into a residential home home in the Metro Detroit area. The man driving the vehicle was from Sterling Heights, Michigan, and the accident occurred near the intersection of 23 Mile Road and Ryan Road. The car sideswiped another motor vehicle and lost control when it crashed into the home. The crash sparked a gas leak, which caused the homeowners and the neighbors to evacuate their homes. The driver of the vehicle was not injured and neither were the two people in the home.
The driver of the vehicle told investigators that he “was unable to stop his Toyota Avalon due to his accelerator sticking.” No additional information has been made available to suggest that Toyota is at fault.
The driver of the vehicle was lucky not to have been injured in the accident. According to the Association For Safe International Travel, 1.3 million people die in automobile crashes each year globally, which is an average of 3,287 deaths per day. An addition to this, 20-50 million are injured or disabled from car accidents. The numbers are also concerning for the United States' statistics, with over 37,000 people dying in car crashes annually, and an additional 2.35 million injuries.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident or motor vehicle accident, call The Michigan Law Firm, PLLC. The Michigan Law Firm can help take care of all of these stresses for you. Our experienced accident attorneys will deal with insurance companies, to ensure that you receive all the benefits you are entitled to, so that you are able to focus on your recovery. Call us today, at 844.4MI.FIRM for a free consultation.