Key Points of This Article: Grand Rapids Police say a fatal crash involving a 71-year-old man was due to a medical emergency, which caused the elderly driver to cross the centerline. Head-on crashes can occur because the driver is confused, distracted, fatigued, battling a medical condition, intoxicated, or made a bad decision to speed or […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Synopsis On Friday, June 7, 2019, a fatal collision occurred involving a drunk pickup truck driver and a horse-drawn buggy carrying five children and two adults. Three of the children died as a result of the crash. The tragedy happened in the Amish populated community of Michigan’s Algansee Township in Branch County. The carriage took […]
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 […]
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.
New data released from the leaders at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the Governors Highway Safety Association has sparked interest in developing a speed management program designed to provide better recommendations and traffic engineering changes to reduce high-speed crashes related to speed limit increases on American roads.
Through a California state court complaint filed April 26, 2019, Tesla Inc. is being sued by the family of Walter Huang, the 38-year-old husband and father who died as the result of a highway crash allegedly caused by a fail in the Autopilot navigation system.