The Detroit News reported on December 9 that a Michigan State Police Trooper was injured when a southbound 1995 GMC SUV drove through a flashing red light and struck the officer’s patrol car as it was traveling east at around 2:50 in the morning. The accident happened at the Fenkell intersection near St Mary’s in the west side of Detroit.
One police trooper inside the patrol car sustained injuries and was treated at a local hospital for back and neck pain, while another trooper did not sustain any injuries.
The driver of the SUV, identified as a 31-year-old man from Inkster, was also treated for injuries. According to an investigation, the Inkster man had four outstanding warrants and three current license suspensions. He was believed to be under the influence of drugs when the crash occurred. He has been arrested on the outstanding warrants and is being held while the collision is investigated further.
If you have been injured due to a negligent driver in Detroit, please consult with our car accident attorneys at Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys by calling us today at (248) 948-9696.
In early July, a U.S. federal court ordered automaker Hyundai Motor Co. to pay a Virginia man and his family $14 million in damages after he sustained traumatic brain damage in a car accident 3 years ago.
The Federal court in Pulaski County ruled after an eight hours of deliberation that Zachary Duncan sustained brain damage due to the airbag in his 2008 Hyundai Tiburon failing to deploy in an accident. According to investigations into the accident, wrong placement of sensors caused the airbag to not deploy when the vehicle hit a tree.
A spokesman for the automaker said they disagree with the verdict and intend to file an appeal.
Sustaining traumatic brain damage or other serious injuries due to auto defects, such as defective airbags, can be devastating. Fortunately, you may be entitled to compensation that helps cover the losses and expenses brought on by such injuries. Contact the legal team of Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys by calling (248) 948-9696 to better understand your legal options if you’ve been harmed in such an accident.