East Tawas, MI (September 2, 2020) – A teenager in Iosco County lost his life after being struck by a vehicle on Monday afternoon, according to reports.
Local news sources show that a 16-year-old boy was riding his bicycle on a sidewalk near US Highway 23. The teen entered the crosswalk located at the intersection with Tawas Beach Road in an attempt to cross the road. As the teen entered out into the road, he was struck by a male driver in a pickup truck, who was turning onto Tawas Beach Road.
The teen, who was reported to have been a student at the Oscoda High School, was fatally injured in the accident. Emergency crews declared the teen deceased at the scene of the accident. No other parties involved in this accident were injured.
The Michigan State Police is currently conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the teen who lost his life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Michigan
Numerous Michiganders opt for bicycles as a safe and effective method for transportation. Over the past decade, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of teenagers opting for bicycles instead of motor vehicles for transportation. Although bikes are generally safer, more affordable, and extremely reliable methods of transportation, they do not leave riders out of harm’s way. In fact, more than 1,700 people are injured in bicycle accidents across our state annually. Approximately 20 victims end up passing away due to their injuries.
When bicyclists lose their lives in accidents, their families are often left to endure overwhelming mental and emotional consequences. Many families are ill-equipped to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral services and burial arrangements as a result of the sudden and unexpected death of a loved one. For this reason, our state provides families legal avenues they can explore to obtain compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward after the loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another person. By working with a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney in Michigan, families can rest assured knowing their legal rights and best interests are protected as they move forward after experiencing a sudden loss.
The Michigan bicycle accident attorneys at Vahdat Weisman, PLC have extensive experience supporting bereaved families as they move forward with protecting their legal rights after the tragic loss of a loved one. Our Michigan personal injury lawyers provide competent and effective legal representation to help families get the compensation they need after enduring the unexpected loss of a loved one. Although there is no amount of compensation that could ever replace those taken away from us, we fully believe that having the financial resources necessary to cover funeral services, burial costs, medical fees, and other costs moving forward can help to lessen the stress families endure. 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.
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