Residents of the Detroit metropolitan area may feel as though their roads can be unsafe, and they're not alone. A July report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a disturbing trend on American roadways, one the organization referred to as a 'serious public health issue." According to the CDC, the United States has the highest rate of car accident fatalities among high-income countries, as well as the second-highest percentage of traffic deaths attributed to alcohol. The U.S. also came out on top in crash death rates per 10,000 registered vehicles.
A truck driver told authorities he was watching another truck exiting the freeway at Stoney Lake Road when he hit a Subaru Outback and a Mazda 6 with his semi on Route 31. The crash took place at about 12:45 p.m. on July 5 near the small Michigan town of New Era, and seven people were injured in the accident. All five occupants of the Outback were injured and taken to the hospital for treatment.