Portage Township, MI (February 17, 2021) – An accident reported in the Portage Township area claimed one person’s life on Friday. On February 12, emergency crews were requested to provide assistance at the scene of an accident on Memorial Road.
Reports from authorities show that 73-year-old David Sundberg was driving south on Memorial Road when his vehicle collided with a delivery truck, which was driven by a 56-year-old male. Sundberg’s vehicle then continued forward and crashed into a second vehicle, which was driven by a 66-year-old male.
Sundberg and the driver of the delivery truck were both transported to Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital by Mercy Ambulance for treatment. Authorities confirmed that Sundberg passed away from his injuries after arriving. At this time, the circumstances surrounding the crash are under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of David Sundberg.
Our thoughts are with the victim who was injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Fatal Car 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 Law 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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