Several 8 Mile Intersections Vulnerable to Fatal Crashes
Detroit Police recently reported a fatal crash at the crossway of 8 Mile Road and Groesbeck, near the Warren’s border with Detroit. Reports show the weekend morning (2:06 a.m.) accident closed the intersection in all directions after a 31-year-old man driving eastbound on East 8 Mile, ran a red light and struck another vehicle driven by a 42-year-old man traveling northbound on Groesbeck. Police reports said the eastbound vehicle then rolled over and struck a light pole. Rescuers responded to the scene and took the eastbound driver to the hospital, where he later died.
Dangerous intersections and crossroads off of 8 Mile have long had a history of both fatal and serious crash related events.
- 2017: A one-year-old child, buckled safely into a car seat was the only survivor of a freeway crash that killed four young adults traveling in an SUV that lost control, skidded across three lanes and hit the 8 Mile Road overpass in Harper Woods. The young adults were not wearing seatbelts.
- 2016: A two-car crash could have easily turned fatal when one of the vehicles involved tumbled over a I-275 bridge at westbound 8 Mile Road in Farmington Hills.
- 2015: A 13-year-old girl was left in critical condition after she was hit by a car. She was struck on westbound 8 Mile Road at Ryan Road.
- 2014: A 56-year-old pedestrian died after being struck and pinned underneath a vehicle in Warren on 8 Mile Road at Waltham Street, just east of Groesbeck Highway.
Everyone at The Lee Steinberg Law Firm is saddened by hearing of another life lost on 8 Mile due to a motor vehicle accident and will continue to encourage all Michigan drivers to do their part in keeping everyone on the road safer.
Michigan Survivors’ Loss Benefit Claims
Following a death from a motor vehicle accident, dependents can claim up to $5,700 per month in survivors’ loss benefits through Michigan auto insurance carriers for Michigan motor vehicle accidents that occur between October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019. Survivors’ loss claim benefits are payable to dependents for “contributions of tangible things of economic value” for up to 3 years from the date of the accident. Although not defined in the Michigan no-fault law, contributions of tangible things of economic value includes lost wages as well as lost fringe benefits, such as a pension, investment income, annuity income and disability coverage. Survivors’ loss benefits also includes replacement services for up to 3 years from the date of the accident.
Motor Vehicle Accidents Leave Lasting Impacts on Michigan Families
If you or someone you love was injured or killed in a motor vehicle accident, you or your family may be entitled to compensation and survivors’ loss benefits to help with medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We are here to help during this difficult time. Call The Lee Steinberg Law Firm today for a FREE consultation with one of our experienced Michigan auto accident attorneys: 1-800-LEE-FREE.