One of the most dangerous aspects of driving on two-lane roads is the potential for being involved in a head-on collision with another vehicle. When one car crosses the center line, it can strike another vehicle heading in the opposite direction, which can lead to serious, even fatal, car accidents. Such seems to be the case in a recent crash in Michigan that claimed the life of one of the drivers.
Around 6 p.m. on April 21, two cars were travelling along M-26 in Calumet. One vehicle was being driven by a 27-year-old man, and the other car contained a 79-year-old female driver and her 72-year-old female passenger. For reasons unclear, the 27-year-old driver broached the center line and collided with the ladies’ vehicle.
The 27-year-old was killed in the collision out right, and the two women were taken to a local medical center for treatment. The report did not specify the extent of their injuries, but the report did state the older of the two women was transported to another medical center for further treatment. Members of the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office and various rescue, fire and towing services helped with the accident scene.
Although the alleged at-fault driver of this accident passed away at the scene, his estate can still be named in a civil suit brought by one or both of the injured elderly ladies. Also, anyone else with ownership interests in the man’s vehicle can be named in a civil suit. To help increase their chances of obtaining the maximum amount of compensation possible, the women will want to work closely with an experienced personal injury attorney in Michigan.