Year: 2017

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A twenty-four-year-old motorcyclist from Casco Township died when he collided with a car in the morning hours of August 1. The driver of the car, a nineteen-year-old from New Baltimore, was found disoriented at the scene and taken to a local hospital. Complete details of the crash have not been determined. Investigation…

An extremely dangerous behavior has been on the rise nationwide and locally: driving while under the influence of drugs. While fatal drunk driving crashes have gone down in Michigan over the past decade, crashes caused by drugged drivers have spiked a shocking 263 percent over that time. Within a few more years,…

A distracted driver has again caused a tragedy on a Detroit-area highway, this time leading to the death of a mother and her young child. The July 14 crash underscores both the extreme danger distracted drivers pose to others and how important it is that they be stopped. Fatal Rear-End Crash The crash, which damaged…

A twenty-one-year-old from Fenton is facing nineteen criminal charges, including five counts of second-degree murder, for the destruction he caused in a May 9 crash in Livingston County. The two-vehicle crash, allegedly caused by a combination of operating while intoxicated and reckless speed, killed two passengers in the man’s own vehicle and three in…

A dramatic crash involving a city bus that injured five people at the end of May was back in the public eye recently after the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) released on-board video of the crash showing the effects as the bus was struck by an SUV and sent careening into a…

A local man was killed last month when a driver in a stolen car drove in the wrong direction on a Detroit street and crashed into another vehicle. The crash, at the intersection of Gartner and Springwells streets near the Vernor Highway, happened on the evening of June 20 when the eighteen-year-old…

The threshold blood alcohol content (BAC) level at which a driver is automatically assumed to be driving under the influence in Michigan has been set at 0.08 percent since 2003, but if state lawmakers fail to act, that level could rise next fall. If that happens, Michigan would find itself…

Four pedestrians were hit by a pickup truck in Midtown Detroit earlier this month, just outside the headquarters of one of the city’s most popular retailers. One of those struck was not injured, but another of the victims, a seventy-three-year-old man, died from severe head injuries after reaching the hospital. The…