Sometimes, one collision between vehicles leads to additional collisions among other cars on the road. When this occurs, occupants of other vehicles can become involved in a multi-vehicle accident that causes serious or fatal injuries. Such was the case in a recent car accident in Michigan.
Around 10:55 p.m. on July 29, deputies with the Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office were called to an accident scene on East Traverse Highway in Long Lake Township. There, they found three vehicles involved in a wreck. Apparently, one vehicle driven by a 23-year-old man from Lake Ann had collided with the rear of another vehicle driven by a 46-year-old woman. The initial car then crossed into opposing lanes of traffic and struck another vehicle head-on.
The third vehicle was driven by a 44-year-old man from Ironwood, and he died at the scene. The 23-year-old driver who apparently caused the accident was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. The woman whose car was rear-ended had a passenger in her car, and they both suffered minor injuries.
As they deal with their loss, the surviving family of the deceased driver may pursue civil action against the 23-year-old for the untimely death of their loved one. Likewise, the two injured in the car that was rear-ended may elect to pursue personal injury claims against the driver. In either case, parties will want to work closely with an experienced personal injury attorney in Michigan to increase their chances of obtaining the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve.