Shelby Township, MI (January 20, 2021) – An automobile accident reported in Shelby Township on Tuesday evening claimed the lives of two people. On January 19, emergency crews were called to the scene of a crash on Van Dyke Avenue.
Reports from authorities show that a Dodge Ram pickup truck, occupied by a 45-year-old man and his 12-year-old daughter, collided with a commercial truck on Van Dyke Avenue at the intersection with 21 Mile Road.
The man and his child were both fatally injured in the accident. Emergency crews rushed to the scene to render aid to the victims. However, the extent of injuries sustained by both victims was too severe.
The driver of the commercial vehicle, who has not been identified, was uninjured in the crash. At this time, the crash remains under investigation with the police in Shelby Township.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims who lost their lives in this accident.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Michigan
Every year, thousands of people are involved in crashes throughout the state of Michigan. Although we hope everyone is able to recover from their injuries, this is not always the case. 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. In fact, speeding, reckless driving behaviors, driving impaired, and disregarding traffic control devices are some of the leading causes of car accidents in Michigan and across the United States.
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 Michigan to file claims against those at fault. 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.
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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