Detroit, MI (March 17, 2021) – One woman has lost her life as a result of a pedestrian accident on Saturday evening in the Detroit area. On March 13, emergency crews were called to the scene of a crash on Fort Street.
Reports from the police show that 35-year-old Jessica Strother was attempting to cross Fort Street at the intersection with Superior Street in the Southgate area when she was struck by a speeding vehicle.
Strother, who was almost six months pregnant, was severely injured in the accident. Medics rushed to the scene and attempted to render aid to the woman. She was rushed to a local hospital where an emergency c-section was performed. However, both Strother and her child succumbed to their injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Jessica Strother. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Michigan
Around 900 people lose their lives in accidents throughout the state of Michigan each year. These collisions not only have a detrimental impact on the lives of those involved, but their families are often forced to deal with unimaginable consequences as well. Knowing that your loved one died as a result of another person’s actions just makes accepting the situation even more challenging. In many cases, these accidents are preventable. In fact, over 80% of accidents are a result of drivers who are texting, speeding, impaired, or acting negligently on roadways. Drivers who engage in reckless behaviors or act carelessly while operating their vehicles continue to put the lives of other motorists at risk.
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. Working with a wrongful death attorney in Michigan will ensure families are in the best position possible to protect their legal rights after the loss of a loved one. In some cases, families are able to obtain compensation from those at-fault to help alleviate the costs of funeral expenses, the impacts of lost earnings, and more.
We at Vahdat Weisman, PLC have extensive experience protecting the legal rights of our clients as they move forward after experiencing the unexpected loss of a loved one due to another person’s negligence. Our Michigan pedestrian accident attorneys provide our clients with the most effective legal representation imaginable to ensure their legal rights and best interests are protected. If your loved one lost their life in an accident as a result of another driver’s negligence, contact our personal injury attorneys in Dearborn at (734) 469-4994. Schedule a case evaluation with our team to discuss legal options available for you.
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