Three people injured following multi-vehicle accident in Flint
FLINT, MI — Three people were taken to Hurley Medical Medical Center following a multi-vehicle accident Sunday, Sept. 27, on Dupont Street, between Foss and Lorado avenues, in Flint.
Pieces from a red Chevy were scattered near a telephone pole at the intersection of Foss Avenue and Dupont Street where the vehicle came ultimately came to a rest.
State Police slow down lawmaker’s drive to raise freeway speeds
If lawmakers can’t fix the roads, would you settle for them boosting some of the freeway speeds to 80 miles an hour?
Suffice it to say, lots of motorists with lead feet would rejoice at being legal at 80.
Well, don’t get your hopes up, boys and girls, as a host of folks are not rejoicing at the idea.
“We think we’re going to see more deaths on the highways. The data suggests that,” observes one of the lobbyists for the state insurance industry. Pete Kuhnmuench has other complaints about the pending legislation, but he is troubled by the fact that more deaths, accidents or mayhem on the roads would result in higher insurance payouts, and that could lead to higher insurance rates for everybody.
Fear the deer
IONIA COUNTY: There were 450 vehicle-deer accidents in Ionia County last year and October is one of the most dangerous months for driving, according to the Michigan Deer Crash Coalition.
Six people died and 1,702 people were injured in Michigan last year in vehicle-deer accidents and 42 percent of all these types of crashes happen in the fall, according to the MDCC.
Could an 80mph speed limit really be a reality?
LANSING, Mich. (WJBK) – If lawmakers can’t fix the roads, would you settle for them boosting some of the freeway speeds to 80 miles and hour? Suffice it to say lots of motorists with lead feet would rejoice at being “legal” at 80 mph.
Well don’t get your hopes up, boys and girls, as a host of folks are not rejoicing at the idea.
Crash closes U.S. 23 at Willis Road near Milan
A crash had U.S. 23 closed near Willis Road Friday afternoon around 12:30 p.m.
Washtenaw County dispatched confirmed the freeway was closed, but didn’t have any details about the crash.
The city of Milan stated in an alert that the freeway is closed in both directions near Willis Road due to multiple accidents in the area.
Southbound I-75 back open at 9 Mile in Hazel Park after fatal crash
Southbound I-75 is back open after being closed for several hours at 9 Mile Road because of a crash.
Michigan State Police said a Toyota, occupied by two men, was stopped in the center lane of the interstate for an unknown reason around 3:30 a.m. when it was hit by a Nissan SUV.
Our view: Zip line study finds increase in accidents
A recent zip line accident in Michigan’s Thumb area that left an 85-year-old man dead made headlines in media throughout the state.
Now, today, we find out that those types of accidents have been on the increase as this recreational activity has grown in popularity. A study published Monday in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine showed nearly 17,000 people have been treated for injuries in the last 16 years, and most of those incidents occurred in more recent years. While the study did not look at the number of deaths resulting from zip line activities, the Associated Press reports that at least six people have died nationwide this year, most from falls.
Feds: Proposed pipeline rules could have prevented accidents
BILLINGS, Mont. — New federal rules proposed for pipelines that carry oil and other hazardous liquids could have prevented more than 200 accidents since 2010, including a Michigan rupture that ranks as the costliest onshore spill in U.S. history, federal officials said.
The U.S. Transportation Department proposal announced Thursday covers more than 200,000 miles of hazardous liquids pipelines that crisscross the nation — a network that expanded rapidly over the past decade as domestic oil production increased.
85-Year-Old Man Dies In Michigan Zip Line Accident
Preliminary investigation by the Huron County Sheriff Department found that the zip line harness on an 85-year-old man, who plunged to his death in Michigan, unfastened and caused James McNeil of Belmont to fall and die.
Autumn means increase in car-deer accidents
In a few days, bow hunters will take to the woods and fields, hoping to leave with venison to fill their freezers.
Meanwhile, motorists will have a better chance at hitting deer.
Autumn is the most dangerous time of year for car-deer crashes, according to the Michigan Deer Crash Coalition, and Isabella, Gratiot and Clare counties have their fair share.
Many counties have more car-deer accidents, including Oakland, Sanilac, Eaton, Jackson, and Kent, according to the MDCc.