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Michigan Looks to Strengthen Penalties Against Drivers Who Pass School Buses

Synopsis The highest injury risk for school-age children who take the bus happens while entering or exiting the bus and struck by another vehicle attempting to pass illegally. Local lawmakers are looking at harsher penalties under new bills in the state Legislature to prevent school bus-related accidents caused by motorists who knowingly or repeatedly pass […]

Detroit 9 Year-Old Girl Mauled by Pitbulls

Family is Raising Money to Cover Funeral Costs Three dogs mauled a 9-year-old to death on Detroit’s west side earlier this week. In a tragic and devastating event, Emma Valentina Hernandez was riding her bike when she was attacked by three pit bulls in an alley, only a few yards away from her family home. […]

Wrong Way Car Accidents and Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Synopsis A wrong-way driver crash in Grand Rapids ended with two fatalities on July 30th, highlighting the risk of motorists who accidentally, or haphazardly, drive against traffic. Often, wrong-way crashes occur because the driver is confused, distracted, fatigued, intoxicated, or made a bad decision to speed or pass at the wrong time. In 2017, there […]

How Do Pedestrian Accidents Happen?

Synopsis Official numbers from the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) show there were 5,977 pedestrians killed in U.S. traffic crashes in 2017. 156 pedestrians were killed in a Michigan traffic accident or crash in 2017, 28 of which occurred in the urban communities of Detroit. A preliminary report published by the Governors Highway Safety Association […]

How Parents Can Help Their Children Avoid Car Accidents

Synopsis The ‘100 Deadliest Days’ is the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when more people are killed in crashes involving a teen driver than any other time of the year. Michigan State Police data analyzed by the University of Michigan shows teens who choose to participate in distracted driving activities remain the most […]

Overview of Grand Rapids Bike Crashes

For more than a decade, Grand Rapids, Michigan, a Kent County city of 200,000 people, has been busy working to create a safe bicycling infrastructure. Yet, the community has a fatal bike crash ratio that is almost three times higher than the state average.