One person ended up dead this week, on I-94, after a deadly crash involving a semi truck and a stopped vehicle. The Detroit Free Press reported that a semi-truck drove over the top of a stopped car near the I-94 and I-69 interchange, because the car was stopped in the middle of the highway and the truck could not stop in time. Although the semi truck driver was not hurt, the driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident occurred around 2:14 A.M. in the eastbound lanes of I-94. The names of the drivers have not yet been released, but alcohol is suspected to have been a factor in the crash given the time of the accident. The accident closed both sides of the highway and traffic was diverted to the closest exits until around 7 A.M. Police and Firefighters worked vigorously to clear the scene, but it still took many hours.
As The Michigan Law Firm blog has covered before, drunk driving is a serious issue plaguing almost every corner of this country. Drunk driving leaves thousands dead every year and is the cause of much property damage. The main issue many people have with drunk driving is that there are so many alternatives to avoid driving after drinking. Public transportation is being ramped up all around the state of Michigan, especially in cities in the Metro Detroit area. Also, ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft are becoming more and more popular and are appearing in almost every major city. And of course, designating a sober driver is always the best option to drunk driving. Choosing to not drink and drive can literally be the difference between life and death, or at least a huge fine and a safe ride home. The choice is easy, drive sober or get pulled over.
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. Our firm also specializes in helping victims of drunk driving identity and get any benefits they maybe entitled to, under Michigan law. We can help you deal with your legal issues while you focus on recovering your health. Call us today, at 844.4MI.FIRM for a free consultation.