Wyoming, MI (October 8, 2020) – One person was left seriously injured after a motor vehicle accident on Monday, according to reports. On October 5, the Wyoming Department of Public Safety responded to the scene of an accident on 39th Street.
Reports from authorities show that a 61-year-old man was crossing the street near the intersection of 39th Street and South Division Avenue. At the same time, a 21-year-old from the Grand Rapids area was turning left onto South Division Avenue from 39th Street. The driver did not see the pedestrian and struck him.
The pedestrian sustained a serious head injury in the accident. He was rushed to an area hospital for treatment immediately following the accident.
Preliminary investigations found that the driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. The driver was subsequently arrested. At this time, investigations are currently underway.
Our thoughts are with the man injured in this accident. We hope for this full recovery.
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. The chances of suffering severe injuries are greatly increased when pedestrians are struck by pickup trucks, commercial vehicles, and those traveling at high speeds.
When victims are injured in accidents, they are often rushed to area hospitals for treatment. After undergoing emergency surgery, most victims are admitted and forced to spend several days or even weeks in a hospital or rehabilitation facility. As if being forced out of work to recover were not enough, victims are further burdened by stacking medical bills they need as a result of their injuries. In cases where victims are harmed by negligent or reckless drivers, they should contact a car accident attorney in Michigan immediately. Victims may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face for both economic and non-economic damages.
Michigan personal injury attorneys at Vahdat Weisman, PLC strive to help victims better understand legal options available to them. When victims schedule free case evaluations with our team, we immediately begin reviewing the circumstances surrounding their accidents. We help victims exercise their rights by pursuing personal injury claims against those who cause them harm. Not only do we fight on behalf of our clients to ensure their legal rights are protected, but we take into consideration their best interests and their desires as we move forward with negotiations or demanding compensation from wrongdoers. If you have been injured in a car accident as a result of another person’s actions, contact our personal injury attorneys in Michigan at (734) 469-4994 to see how we can help you get the justice you deserve. Our attorneys are standing by for your call to see how we can help you recover.
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