When cars break down, there is an increased risk of injuries and fatalities on the road. Bloomfield Township provides an unfortunate example involving a man who got killed on November 10 as he was attempting to make repairs to his car.
According to WXYZ-TV Action News 7:
The incident completely blocked off sections of Telegraph Road near Orchard Lake Road for a few hours. Based on police reports, a 2011 Ford pickup truck crashed into a 1992 Toyota Camry that was stalled in the leftmost lane of the road.
During the accident, the owner of the Toyota was laying down below the car while trying to inspect his car for possible damage. The man was declared dead at the crash site.
A passenger who was in the Toyota was rushed to the nearest emergency room to get treated for some mild injuries. The driver of the pickup truck did not sustain any injuries. It seems that alcohol or driving over the speed limit did not contribute to the accident. Investigations are in process.
If your vehicle experiences mechanical problems, try to walk away from the road as far as possible. Do not ever remain inside a car that is disabled. Call for roadside assistance immediately. Try to fix the problem on your own if it's urgent and safe to make repairs.
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