An Oakland County man was lucky to walk away after he was struck by a vehicle on eastbound I-696 west of Greenfield Road, on Monday, March 28th. The Oakland Press reported that there was a two car crash blocking the left lane and a man got out of his vehicle to attempt to help those hurt in the accident. Unfortunately, while assisting, he was struck by another vehicle which was also travelling eastbound. Fortunately, the driver of the car who hit him, stopped and checked to see if the man was okay. Miraculously, he walked away from the scene. Only one member of the original accident party was sent to the hospital. The investigation is ongoing, but all parties are currently doing well.
It is very important for drivers to know what to do if they are involved in an accident on the highway. It can be very difficult to know what to do in the moment, especially if there are a lot of cars around. If the accident is not minor, and you feel that there may be lives at risk, it is always important to try to help, but not at your own risk. Calling 911 is usually the best and simplest way to help, if someone's life may be at risk. Never step out into traffic or put anyone in a position where you may be further injured by another vehicle. In many areas police patrol the highways diligently, so help normally is not far away.
If the accident is smaller in scope and the vehicles are in working condition, drive to a crash investigation site. These are often close by and provide an area to park damaged vehicles for inspection and also offer a waiting area for police or insurance vehicles to arrive. Never attempt to drive a vehicle that is too damaged or attempt to drive to a crash investigation site if someone is seriously injured. Emergency vehicles are never too far away and will be able to help with any injuries or car issues.
By practicing safe driving methods drivers are less likely to get into car crashes, but accidents do happen. If you or someone you know has been involved in an auto accident, call The Michigan Law Firm, PLLC. Our attorneys are highly experienced in handling all types of motor vehicle accidents, including car collisions. Call us today, at 844.4MI.FIRM for a free consultation.