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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

Posted In: Automobile Safety, Car Accidents, In The News

Man awarded $10 million dollars for Workplace Injury

by Thomas Stroble | January 6th, 2014


In 2007, Kirby J. Colling was a 21-year-old college student, working his way to becoming a Buffalo police officer. He has an associate degree in criminal justice, served as an intern for a number of different law enforcement agencies, and he was also working at Hanes Supply delivering documents to Frontier Fibers, a locally owned waste paper and metal recycling facility.

While he was there he was pinned against the shredding machine by a new forklift driver, who was neither properly trained, nor certified to operate the machine. The results were disastrous. Colling fractured his lower back and sustained other … Read More

Posted In: In The News, Workers' Compensation

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

Posted In: Automobile Safety, Car Accidents, In The News
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