On Wednesday, July 8, 2015, there was an auto accident on the southbound US-23 at Willis Road in York Township, Michigan. According to Click On Detroit, 1 person was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident and three others were taken to hospital. Michigan State Police say that an 83-year-old woman from Novi, Michigan was killed the accident, which involved two cars and two semi-trucks. All lanes of the southbound US-23 were closed immediately and didn't open for hours after the crash occurred.
A 39-year-old man from Columbus, Ohio, was traveling driving a semi-truck traveling southbound on the US-23 when it hit a black Chevy Impala, sending it off the freeway. The same semi-truck then hit a white Toyota Corolla from behind, pushing it into a second semi-truck. At the time of the accident, the Impala, Corolla, and second semi-truck were stationary on due to a construction backup. The 83-year-old-woman that was pronounced dead was the passenger in the white Corolla. The 63-year-old man driving the Corolla was taken to St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Impala, a 70-year-old woman from Ypsilanti, Michigan, was also taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. However, the passenger of the Impala, a 72-year-old man also from Ypsilanti, Michigan, was sent to hospital in critical condition. Neither semi-truck driver was injured in the accident.
Semi-trucks accidents, much like in this situation, can potentially lead to deaths and serious injuries. According to Legal Info, around 500,000 trucking accidents occur each year in the United States. Of these 500,000, on average, 5,000 of them result in fatalities. One out of every eight traffic fatalities involves a trucking collision.
If you have been injured in a car accident involving a semi-truck or any other type of accident, contact a lawyer at The Michigan Law Firm, PLLC. Our accident attorneys are experienced in handling all types of auto accidents. Call 844.4MI.FIRM for a free consultation today.