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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Random Shots Fired Into Two Homes While Occupants Were Sleeping

by Thomas Stroble | April 6th, 2014

Our own home is a place where we have become accustom to feeling a sense of safety. An unexpected act of violence, or even the threat of violence, can shake us to the core and make us anxious and fearful of places where we would normally seek refuge.  It is especially traumatic when the violence takes place in our own home.

Recently, in Flint Michigan two homes were struck by stray bullets while the family was sleeping.  In each instance, three bullets were randomly shot into the dwellings in the middle of the night.

The occurrences happened within 30 … Read More

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Sorority Fire Displaces Dozens

by Thomas Stroble | March 27th, 2014

Janne KarasteFires can quickly get out of control and result in a lot of damage. Injuries from forces of nature like this can lead to years of recovery and a loss of irreplaceable property. However, there are times when a fire or a flood is not the fault of nature, but from negligence.

The Alpha Gamma Delta House on Hill Street was recently the site of a fire like this. According to the fire department, around 2:30am a fire broke out on the third floor of the house. Fortunately, the fire was contained to a single room, although it led to … Read More

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Woman Dragged by Vehicle in Purse-Snatching Caper

by Thomas Stroble | March 21st, 2014

Claudia ZimmerA 59-year-old woman in Norton Shores was robbed on March 20. According to the police, the woman had just finished shopping at a grocery store and was loading her car when a man pulled up and grabbed her purse out of the cart. The woman tried to stop him from taking it before the man in the Pontiac G6 accelerated, pulling her behind the vehicle and throwing her into another car that was parked nearby.

She sustained multiple severe head injuries as a result and many people thought she had simply been struck by the car as it passed her. … Read More

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