Intersections are notoriously dangerous sections of road in Michigan and all across the country. Any time roads cross paths, the potential exists for vehicle accidents to occur, despite any traffic signs or lights meant to control the flow of traffic. One car accident recently occurred at an intersection that resulted in the deaths of two people.
At some time during the night of Sunday, May 22, a two-car crash occurred at the intersection of E. Vermontville Highway and N. Cochran Road in Chester Township. According to the Eaton County Sheriff’s Department, a vehicle driven by an 18-year-old man was heading south when it struck another vehicle that was going east. The crash happened at the intersection, but the report does not specify which car was primarily responsible for the accident.
The collision caused one car to leave the road and strike a utility pole. The impact brought down the pole, causing power outages throughout the area. A 47-year-old man and a 14-year-old male were both occupants of the other vehicle. They were declared dead at the scene, while a 47-year-old woman in the same car was transported to a local medical center with injuries described as serious. No word was given as to whether the 18-year-old suffered injuries.
Obtaining compensation for victims
Authorities do not believe drug or alcohol impairment played a role in causing the crash. However, the report does not specify which driver authorities believe caused the accident, but the implication is that the 18-year-old driver was at fault. If the injured victim and surviving family of the deceased victims can prove negligence or wrongdoing on the part of the 18-year-old, they will be entitled to compensation for the damages they incurred. Since so many questions surround the cause of this accident, affected parties will want to work directly with an experienced personal injury attorney in Michigan for assistance.