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16-Year-Old Driver Backs Over Woman and Child In Parking Lot

by Thomas Stroble | April 16th, 2014

Accidents happen when least expected.  Most of us understand that being a defensive driver is a good idea while on the roads, but we forget defensive behavior is a good idea at all times.  It is important to be aware of the actions of others even when not driving a vehicle.

Recently, a 36-year-old woman and a 2-year-old child were seriously injured when an inexperienced driver backed over them in a parking lot near 23 Mile and Schoenherr Roads in Snelby Township.  The woman and child were passing behind the vehicle at the time of the accident.

The minivan that … Read More

Posted In: Automobile Safety, Car Accidents, In The News

Two Separate Accidents on U.S. 23 in Less than 24 Hours leave One Dead and Two Injured

by Thomas Stroble | April 9th, 2014

A two-vehicle accident that closed down U.S. 23 at Six Mile Road on April 9th leaves one person dead and another injured.  This was the second of two serious crashes that happened on that stretch of U.S. 23 in less than a 24 hour period.

Earlier the same day, a person was pinned in their vehicle after losing control on the highway and flipping their SUV over into trees on the side of the road.  The occupant of the SUV had to be extracted from the vehicle by firefighters and then transported to the University of Michigan Hospital via … Read More

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Underage DUI Driver Kills Young Mother

by Thomas Stroble | March 7th, 2014

OnerasDriving under the influence kills. Michigan statistics indicate that approximately 4 percent of collisions in our state involve alcohol. Accidents involving a DUI claimed almost 300 lives in 2012 and injured over 5000 more. Driving under the influence also destroys the lives of drunks that are caught, especially if they committed murder using their vehicles as a weapon.

The actions of people who drink and drive can destroy lives and ruin others in an instant. A recently married young mother, Maria Bailey-Collins, was killed when an 18-year-old intoxicated driver, Zachary Parker, slammed head on into her vehicle. Parker, who … Read More

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Van Rollover Accident Injures Seven

by Thomas Stroble | February 17th, 2014

Natures Weeping Willow DrapesWinter weather can pose a great number of problems when driving through Michigan. Snow and ice can cause you to slip, slide, and even flip your car if you aren’t careful. If this happens, you may need legal help.

The Sheriff’s Department of Kent County recently had to deal with an accident on US 131 when a van rolled over north of Grand Rapids. The road had to be closed as a result of the accident, which injured 11 people. Two of the people injured were children who were ejected from the vehicle, while five other people suffered non-life-threatening injuries … Read More

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Distracted Driving leads to Death

by Thomas Stroble | February 6th, 2014

Rennett StoweA little drift into the wrong lane can mean the difference between life and death.  It was tragically the latter in this case. Amanda Collins was driving her kids somewhere when she slid across the road and slammed into a snowbank.  While the vehicle’s passenger side was exposed to oncoming traffic, a truck smashed into the vehicle.

The mother, 38, and her child, a 10 month old, were both dead on the scene.  A seven year old, Madysen Marie Church, was airlifted to DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids.  She’s hanging on, and the prayers of her friends and … Read More

Posted In: Automobile Safety, Car Accidents, In The News, Personal Injury
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