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Detroit Leads Large Cities in Pedestrian Car Accident Deaths

In February of 2019, The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released a preliminary report addressing the several causes for the increase in pedestrian fatalities nationwide. The report shows the number of pedestrians killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2018 was 6,227, the largest increase in more than three decades. Many factors contributed to the rise […]

Police Cars Stopping to Help Motorists Hit in Two Separate Incidents

Michigan State Police Vehicles Hit While Responding to Winter Accidents According to recent MSP Metro Detroit accident reports, two Michigan State Police (MSP) trooper vehicles were hit after responding to an evening accident on southbound I-75 at Crooks Road in Troy and a separate incident on southbound M-10 at Meyers in Detroit. In Troy, the trooper […]

10 Ways to Prevent Winter Driving Accidents

Messy Winter Accidents Remind Michigan Drivers to Clean Up Driving Skills Winter-related driving accidents are happening across the state, some resulting in deadly outcomes for drivers, passengers, and even pedestrians. In Monroe County, one driver died in a two-vehicle accident involving a semi-truck. A drunk driver took the life of a crash survivor in a […]

I-94 Drowsy Driving Accident Part of a Larger Michigan Trend

Young, Drowsy Driver Causes Rollover Crash on I-94 Michigan State Police recently reported a 9 a.m., weekend rollover crash on Interstate 94, east of Telegraph Road, near Pelham Road. The accident report says the car was carrying four passengers, ages 19 to 33-years-old. The driver, a 20-year-old Melvindale resident, was believed to have been asleep […]

Data Shows Van Buren County Has a Dangerous Stretch of I-94

I-94 Crash Data Proves Greater Accident Risk in Van Buren County For several years, Michigan has been listed as a “Deadliest State” for snow and ice-related traffic fatalities by SafeWise, an organization that analyzes the number of fatal car crashes due to cold weather using the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s crash data. In 2017, […]

A Review of Michigan School Bus Safety Laws

Metro Detroit Drivers Get Lesson from Police in School Bus Safety Everyone across the nation, including those of us at The Lee Steinberg Law Firm, were saddened of learning about the tragic school bus accident in Indiana that took the lives of three young children and left another in critical condition. With the investigation now […]

Thanksgiving Travel Tips from the Lee Steinberg Law Firm

Michigan Auto Accident Numbers Spike Over Thanksgiving Holiday The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 37,133 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2017, down 1.8 percent from 37,806 in 2016, the first decline since 2014. The bad news is all types of accidents involving Michigan motorists including motorcyclists, see a rise in alcohol-impaired and […]

Distracted Driving Statistics for 5 Michigan Communities

Michigan Distracted Driving Crashes Doubled Drunk Driving Accidents in 2017 University of Michigan researchers, using Michigan State Police traffic crash reports, concluded distracted driving crashes tallied twice as high as drunk driving across the state in 2017. Distracted driving resulted in 20,115 vehicle crashes while drunken driving and alcohol-related crashes peaked at 10,265. About 27 […]