Automobile Safety

Distracted Driving leads to Death

by Thomas Stroble | February 6th, 2014

Rennett StoweA little drift into the wrong lane can mean the difference between life and death.  It was tragically the latter in this case. Amanda Collins was driving her kids somewhere when she slid across the road and slammed into a snowbank.  While the vehicle’s passenger side was exposed to oncoming traffic, a truck smashed into the vehicle.

The mother, 38, and her child, a 10 month old, were both dead on the scene.  A seven year old, Madysen Marie Church, was airlifted to DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids.  She’s hanging on, and the prayers of her friends and … Read More

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Complex Cases Take Time

by Thomas Stroble | February 4th, 2014

Marcus PoveyWhen an accident is especially complicated, it can take a long time for a final settlement to come about. All sides want to make sure that the right verdict is reached, but we recognize that the waiting can be tough. One family is waiting for a lawsuit to go forward about a multi-car pileup that took the lives of two children and left a third with brain injuries.

It happened on the last day of the year. The family was planning to go to Canada for a vacation. The police’s version of the events goes like this. Snow began to … Read More

Posted In: Automobile Safety, Car Accidents, In The News, Personal Injury, Truck Accidents

Kalamazoo Accident Leaves Two Family Members Dead

by Thomas Stroble | January 9th, 2014

Julia Jordan ScottIn an accident that happened last month, a minivan driven by Anneka Vels, 17 years old, slide off the road and crash into a large tree as she was attempting to drive herself and her brother Landon Vels to school. The car reportedly burst into flames upon impact and despite the heroic efforts of witnesses as well as fire fighters, the blaze could not be extinguished. Both teens were killed as a result. The Principal at Heritage Christian Academy in Kalamazoo canceled all classes and all school activities upon learning of the tragedy. It was announced that classes would … Read More

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Multi-Car Pileup on US-31 Injures Deputy

by Thomas Stroble | January 1st, 2014

mlive.comIn what could be termed a miracle, there was only one injury in the massive car pileup that happened on Southbound U.S. 31 at White Lake Drive.  Believed to be a result of the recent winter weather, the pileup began just after 9:30 in the morning and at least two police vehicles were involved in the chain-reaction collision that police estimated to be about 40 vehicles.. Several different city Police, Fire and EMS crews became involved in the rescue to aid stranded motorists, including those from White Lake, Dalton, Muskegon Township, Whitehall, and the Michigan State Police.  Rescue units even … Read More

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Separate Michigan Auto Accidents Claim the Lives of Two Cyclists

by Thomas Stroble | July 8th, 2013

Two recent Michigan Auto Accidents resulted in two cyclists being killed.

According to an article from CBS Detroit, the first incident occurred on the afternoon of July 4 in the town of Oden, Michigan. A spokesperson for the Emmet County Sheriff’s Department, Pete Wallin, explained that the 58-year-old male victim was riding his bike along a local road when a vehicle driven by a 30-year-old man suddenly struck him. Paramedics attempted to revive the victim following the collision, but the cyclist died at the scene.

At around 2 a.m. the following morning, police in Traverse City say that a … Read More

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