Young drivers in Michigan and elsewhere sometimes lack the skills of more experienced and seasoned drivers. Additionally, young people, particularly males, are known to be more prone to drive recklessly or too fast for conditions. Whatever the reason, a young man in Michigan reportedly caused a crash that claimed his life and sent another man to the hospital.
According to reports, the crash happened around 10 a.m. on Monday, July 20. A young man, 18 years old, was driving an unspecified vehicle along West State Road in Rutland Township. For reasons unknown, he crossed the center line and collided with a Dodge Ram pickup.
The impact of the crash caused fatal injuries to the young man, and he was declared dead at the scene. The pickup truck was operated by a 53-year-old man from Lowell, and he was transported to a local hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. Authorities do not believe alcohol or drugs were involved, but they are continuing their investigation.
Seeking compensation for injuries
Considering the 18-year-old apparently caused the accident by crossing into the path of the pickup, the driver of the Ram may seek compensation for his injuries through a personal injury claim. Since the young man died in the crash, his estate can be named in any civil lawsuits stemming from the accident. The pickup driver will need to consult with a personal injury attorney in Michigan to gain a full understanding of his rights and options with regard to pursuing monetary relief.