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Accident on M-59 claims 1 life, injures 3

Unfortunately, no one knows when their time is up. And sadly, an accident could happen at any time and any place. Even for those who take every necessary precaution, things out of one's control could happen. This is true when walking down a flight of steps, participating in a sport, or driving on the roads.

Such a tragedy struck families from Michigan last week when a multi-vehicle accident on Rt. M-59 between Opdyke Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard when a driver lost control of his Chevy Trailblazer, crossed a median and struck two other cars. The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene, and three other victims were taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Authorities said that all drivers and passengers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident, and they do not believe that drunk driving was a factor in the accident.

Even if alcohol was not involved in the car accident, distracted driving could very well have played a role. There are many factors that could lead to a catastrophic and even deadly accident, as was the case here, including texting and driving. Older drivers do not necessarily have the same reflexes or motor skills as younger drivers which makes them more vulnerable to a car crash. Teenage drivers are both less experienced and more likely to be distracted which could also lead to an accident.

If you or someone you know was involved in a car crash, you may be entitled to compensation. This includes not only medical expenses and rehabilitation costs, but lost wages and even pain and suffering for your injuries.

Source: CBS Detroit "1 Killed, 3 Hurt in Multi-Car Crash On M-59 In Pontiac," Jan. 3, 2017

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