White Lake Township, MI (October 21, 2020) – One woman was fatally injured following a motor vehicle accident early Wednesday morning, according to reports provided by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. At approximately 6 a.m., on October 21, the Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of an accident on Pontiac Lake Road.
Reports provided by local news sources show that a 59-year-old female was walking to work at the Speedway Station, which is located across M-59 between Pontiac Lake Road and Teggerdine Road when she was struck by a vehicle.
Emergency crews arrived at the scene of the accident and attempted to render lifesaving efforts. However, they were unsuccessful. The woman ended up passing away from her injuries at the scene of the accident.
At this time, investigations to determine the cause of the crash are underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the woman who lost her life in this accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Michigan
Every year, more than 2,400 pedestrians are injured in automobile accidents throughout the state of Michigan. Although there are many instances in which accident victims sustain only minor injuries, this is typically not the case with pedestrians. These people are generally unprotected, which increases the risk of serious and life-threatening injuries in collisions. Regrettably, many victims lose their lives as a result of these collisions. In fact, around 900 people lose their lives in accidents throughout the state of Michigan each year. These collisions not only have a detrimental impact on the lives of those involved, but their families are often forced to deal with unimaginable consequences as well.
In many cases, families are forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses, burial costs, and go without wages they have grown to depend upon. Dealing with the unexpected costs after the loss of a loved one can be overwhelming. For this reason, families are able to file legal claims against at-fault parties to hold them accountable for their actions. Working with a wrongful death attorney in Michigan will ensure families are in the best position possible to protect their legal rights after the loss of a loved one. When pedestrians lose their lives in accidents due to the negligence of others, their families may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward.
We at Vahdat Weisman, PLC have extensive experience protecting the legal rights of our clients as they move forward after experiencing the unexpected loss of a loved one due to another person’s negligence. Our Michigan pedestrian accident attorneys provide our clients with the most effective legal representation imaginable to ensure their legal rights and best interests are protected. When families schedule free case evaluations with our team, we immediately begin reviewing the circumstances surrounding their loved ones’ accidents. If your loved one lost their life in an accident as a result of another driver’s negligence, contact our personal injury attorneys in Dearborn at (734) 469-4994. Schedule a case evaluation with our team to discuss legal options available for you.
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