Van Buren County, MI (October 13, 2020) – A two-vehicle collision near South Haven claimed the lives of multiple victims on Monday. At around noon on October 12, the Michigan State Police responded to the scene of a crash on Baseline Road.
According to reports, a gray sedan and an orange sedan collided on Baseline Road near the intersection with 60th Street. The impact of the crash caused both vehicles to roll over several times and come to rest on the side of the road.
Sheriffs from both Van Buren and Allegan assisted the state police at the scene. Two victims inside one car and one person inside the second vehicle sustained fatal injuries. All three victims were pronounced dead at the scene.
At this time, investigations surrounding the accident are ongoing with the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims who lost their lives in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Michigan
Every year, thousands of people are involved in crashes throughout the state of Michigan. Although we hope everyone is able to recover from their injuries, this is not always the case. Motor vehicle accidents in Michigan claim the lives of more than 800 people each year. These accidents are often preventable, yet we continue to see the devastating outcome that families are forced to endure. In numerous cases, victims are fatally injured in accidents as a result of another person’s driving. In fact, speeding, reckless driving behaviors, driving impaired, and disregarding traffic control devices are some of the leading causes of car accidents in Michigan and across the United States.
When accidents claim the lives of innocent victims, their families are often able to explore legal routes to retain compensation to help alleviate some of the costs they face moving forward. In Michigan, certain entitled parties can retain the guidance of a wrongful death attorney in Michigan to file claims against those at fault. In many cases, families are forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses, burial costs, and go without wages they have grown to depend upon. Dealing with the unexpected costs after the loss of a loved one can be overwhelming. For this reason, families are able to file legal claims against at-fault parties to hold them accountable for their actions.
The Michigan car accident attorneys at Vahdat Weisman, PLC strive to help our clients move forward after losing a loved one in the best way imaginable. Although there is truly no amount of compensation that can take away the pain and suffering surviving relatives are forced to endure, having the financial resources necessary to alleviate the financial burdens moving forward can eliminate some of the stress they face. Contact our full-service personal injury law firm in Dearborn, Michigan by calling (734) 469-4994 at your earliest convenience to see how our team can help you. Our attorneys are available to discuss the circumstances of your case and help you get the justice and compensation you need and deserve after the loss of a loved one.
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