A Fatal Car Accident Occurred Today on US-131 in Grand Rapids
A fatal car accident occurred on US-131 in Grand Rapids today, leaving one person dead and another critically injured. Authorities say the accident involved a vehicle that lost control of the road, struck a guardrail, and rolled over. Both occupants of the car were ejected from it. One person was taken to hospital with critical injuries while the other was treated for non life-threatening injuries. Police are investigating the crash.
If you were injured in a Grand Rapids car accident, it’s important to contact the police immediately. They will then begin the process of determining fault for the accident and the extent of the injuries. You’ll also want to exchange contact information with other motorists, and if possible, take photos of the vehicles involved in the accident. This will allow the police to document the extent of injuries and property damage.
You should seek medical attention immediately. A Grand Rapids car accident lawyer will help you protect your financial rights. Many auto insurance companies will try to convince victims to settle for a lower amount than what their claims are worth. Victims who accept a lower offer forfeit their rights to future No Fault benefits and pain-and- suffering compensation.
As a result of the collision, the Michigan State Police have asked drivers to avoid the intersection at Alden Nash Avenue & 92nd Street. The names of the victims have not been released, but they have asked motorists to stay clear of the area until further notice. The roadway remains closed as of today at 2:03 p.m.
Head-on collisions are especially dangerous because both drivers are traveling at high speeds. The impact is often near the driver’s seat. In recent years, head-on collisions have accounted for 15 percent of fatal car accidents in Michigan. Even if the driver survives, they may suffer severe injuries and long recoveries. Some may never be able to return to the same quality of life as they had before the accident.