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Woman in wheelchair killed trying to cross street

Many people in Michigan suffer from disabilities, and some must use wheelchairs to get around. Although many city streets are designed to accommodate for disabled individuals, there is still a significant amount of risk for those who try to navigate to their points of destination using wheelchairs and other similar devices. One woman recently lost her life after she was struck by a vehicle as she was attempting to cross a road.

Accident details

The accident occurred around 10:30 p.m. on May 7. The crash happened in the 4300 Block of M-139 in the Royalton Township in Berrien County. Reports state the woman, 39, was attempting to cross the road when she was nearly struck by a vehicle heading north. A southbound vehicle then struck the woman.

The woman who was using a wheelchair to cross the road suffered serious injuries in the collision. She was transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced deceased. The driver of the car that struck her apparently stayed on the scene and cooperated with authorities. The accident is still under investigation.

Wrongful death claim?

Losing a loved one is never easy, and it is made all the more tragic due to the fact the death could have been prevented. Should authorities determine the driver of the car that struck the woman was acting negligently behind the wheel, surviving family members can use that as evidence against the driver in a wrongful death claim. By working with an experienced personal injury attorney in Michigan, affected parties can gain a full understanding of their rights and options with regards to obtaining compensation, and a lawyer will work tirelessly to help his or her client get the maximum amount of compensation possible.