On Monday, June 22, 2015, at around 4 am, a car accident occurred in Detroit, Michigan on the eastbound lanes of I-96 near Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. As reported by Click On Detroit, Detroit Police said a driver was on his way to work when a silver or gold Chrysler started "brake-checking" in front of him. The driver then tried to go around the Chrysler, but was forced into a wall and held at gunpoint. People from the Chrysler then stole his car. After his car was stolen he walked to the nearest gas station and called the police for help.
Shortly after this incident occurred, a driver heading westbound on the I-96 called the police to report another accident. The driver passing the accident told the police that it looked like an incident involving 3 vehicles. Police said that the driver was sideswiped by a Chrysler 200. They also reported that someone inside the Chrysler then exited the vehicle and fired a shot at the driver. Despite being shot at, the driver was able to put his car in reverse and exit the scene unharmed. Police say the other two vehicles involved in the incident were a Dodge Charger and possibly a Chevy Cobalt, which was stolen during the first incident. The car that was originally stolen in the first accident was found by police at around 5:45 am, which nothing stolen from the car.
Both carjackings and motor vehicle accidents are do occur in the United States, as well as in Michigan. According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, around 37,000 people die in road crashes per year in the US. In Michigan, according to Michigan Traffic Crash Facts, in 2014, there were 876 car accident fatalities. With Carjackings, as reported by Global Security Experts, 38,000 carjackings occur per year in the US, and according to the Detroit Free Press, in 2014, there were 545 carjackings in Detroit, Michigan, alone.
If you are have been injured in a car accident or carjacking, call The Michigan Law Firm, PLLC. Our accident attorneys are available to help you with questions regarding 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.