Detroit, MI (September 8, 2020) – An auto accident claimed the life of a young child in the Detroit area while leaving others injured. On September 4, the Detroit Police Department responded to the scene of a collision on 8 Mile Road.
Reports provided by authorities show that a collision involving a Dodge Challenger and a white Ford Escape took place on 8 Mile Road near the intersection with Cherrylawn Street. The impact of the crash forced the Challenger off the road where it went forward and struck a building. A 2-year-old boy, a 4-year-old boy, a 6-year-old girl, and the driver of the Ford were all rushed to area hospitals in critical condition.
Police confirmed that the 2-year-old child later succumbed to their injuries. At this time, the Detroit Police Department Fatal Squad is investigating the collision.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the child who lost their life in this accident.
Our thoughts are with the victims who were injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Fatal Car Accidents in Michigan
Motor vehicle accidents in Michigan claim the lives of more than 800 people each year. These accidents are often preventable, yet we continue to see the devastating outcome that families are forced to endure. In numerous cases, victims are fatally injured in accidents as a result of another person’s driving. Some of the leading causes of collisions in our state include:
- Drivers who are speeding
- Drivers who are impaired
- Drivers who engage in reckless behaviors
- Drivers who disregard traffic control devices
When accidents claim the lives of innocent victims, their families are often able to explore legal routes to retain compensation to help alleviate some of the costs they face moving forward. In Michigan, certain entitled parties can retain the guidance of a wrongful death attorney in Michigan to file claims against those at fault. Families are often able to obtain compensation to help cover medical costs, funeral expenses, burial fees, and compensation to cover an array of economic and non-economic damages.
The Michigan car accident attorneys at Vahdat Weisman, PLC strive to help our clients move forward after losing a loved one in the best way imaginable. Although there is truly no amount of compensation that can take away the pain and suffering surviving relatives are forced to endure, having the financial resources necessary to alleviate the financial burdens moving forward can eliminate some of the stress they face. Contact our full-service personal injury law firm in Dearborn, Michigan by calling (734) 469-4994 at your earliest convenience to see how our team can help you. Our attorneys are available to discuss the circumstances of your case and help you get the justice and compensation you need and deserve after the loss of a loved one.
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