Auto Accident Occurs After Driver Disobeys Stop Sign
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A fatal vehicle
accident occurred in Alpine Township, Michigan around 10:45 p.m. on Saturday night.
The accident took place when a 2001 GMC Yukon traveling westbound did
not stop at a stop sign, causing the vehicle to strike a car that was
traveling southbound. There were four passengers in the Yukon. One of
them was a girl that was sitting in the passenger seat. When the collision
occurred, she was ejected from the vehicle and passed away at the scene
of the accident. She was not wearing her seatbelt. Emergency workers had
to extricate the other driver after the accident occurred and was taken
to receive medical attention for serious injuries. Other passengers from
both vehicles involved in the accident were taken to receive care for
minor injuries. Authorities are investigating the crash to determine a cause.
Drivers failing to stop at stop signs cause about 70,000 vehicle accidents
every year. In addition, a person not wearing their seatbelt increases
their chances of getting ejected from a vehicle during an auto accident
by 30%. The chances of a person dying in a vehicle accident decreases
by 45% when wearing a seatbelt.
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you with the justice you deserve after a vehicle accident. Our attorneys
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