On Tuesday, June 23, 2015, several people were injured in a crash. According to CBS Detroit. the car accident occurred in Redford Township, Michigan, and it involved a SMART bus, an armored vehicle, and a cement truck. The crash occurred just before noon on Grand Rover Avenue, between Beech Daly Road Inkster Road. The Total Armored car was traveling eastbound when it suffered an unknown mechanical failure, sideswiped a cement truck, and finally came to rest after it crashed into the SMART bus.
Redford Police officer, Jonathan Strong, said that one person in the armored vehicle was injured, along with multiple SMART bus passengers. The amount of bus passengers injured was not specified, but none of the injuries were thought to be life-threatening. “It crashed into the bus, but there could have been more damage,” Officer Strong said. The front passenger-side wheel was lost off of the armored truck, but no cash was spilled into the streets of Redford Township, MI. The money from the truck was transferred to another vehicle safely before the truck was towed away.
According to Journalist's Resource a publication associated with the Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, in 2010, a study was conducted by the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute regarding bus accidents. They examined data from traffic accidents between 1999 and 2005, and researchers found that on average, 63,000 buses are involved in an accident each year in the U.S. They also found that of these accidents, about 14,000 resulted in injured passengers, around 325 resulted in a fatal injury.
If you have been injured in a bus, truck, car, or motorcycle crash, call us at 844.MI.FIRM. The Michigan Law Firm, PLLC offers free consultations to those who have been injured in accidents. Our accident lawyers will work hard to recover any and all available benefits under Michigan law, including pain and suffering compensation.