June 3, 2013
Drunk driving is a major problem in Michigan. The Century Council estimates that, in 2011, a total of 255 people died as a result of Michigan Car Accidents caused by drunk drivers.
Alcohol consumption is being considered as a potential contributing factor to a crash yesterday that claimed the life of a young woman and left another victim seriously injured. Reports indicate the crash happened at approximately 4 a.m. on June 2 on West Grand River in Redford Township.
According to a story from ClickOn Detroit, a Detroit woman was the passenger in a vehicle being driven by a 25-year-old woman from Warren. As the vehicle traveled along the road between Beech Daily and Inkster, the driver veered off of the roadway and slammed into a tree.
The impact killed the passenger in the vehicle and left the driver with serious injuries. Paramedics rushed the surviving victim to a local hospital for treatment.
A spokesman for the Redford Township Police Department stated that the investigation into the crash remains open and that alcohol had not been ruled out as a contributing factor.
The Detroit Personal Injury Lawyers with Michigan Injury Lawyers recognize the dangers drunk driving can pose. That's why the firm encourages all drivers to refrain from getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming any amount of alcohol.