Michigan man who cared for disabled brother is paralyzed in accident
KALAMAZOO, MI — A Kalamazoo man who has spent the past eight months caring for his disabled brother will now have to rely on help from others after severing his spinal cord in an accident.
Adam Chaffee, 23, was on a dock with friends on Corey Lake near Three Rivers early Sunday morning when a friend pushed him into the water. Chaffee tried to do a flip as he went into the water and hit his head, said his brother, Matt Chaffee. http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2015/07/kalamazoo_man_who_cared_for_di.html
The Puzzle of Reforming Michigan no-fault insurance
Insure.com commissioned Quadrant Information Services to calculate auto insurance rates from Allstate, Farmers, GEICO, Nationwide, Progressive and State Farm in 10 ZIP codes per state. Premiums were compiled in January 2015. They were averaged for the cheapest-to-insure 2015 versions of the 20 best-selling vehicles, and ranked by state. Average premiums are based on full coverage for a single, 40-year-old male who commutes 12 miles to work each day, with policy limits of $100,000 for injury liability for one person, $300,000 for all injuries and $50,000 for property damage in an accident, with a $500 deductible on collision and comprehensive coverage. Average premiums assume a clean driving record and good credit, and include uninsured motorist coverage. Actual premiums depend on individual factors. Use the search box to find your state.
Most (and least) expensive states to drive in
Owning a car is expensive. There are maintenance costs to consider, insurance to pay, and of course, gas. Several factors could affect these costs going forward. For one, if legislatures allow the Federal Highway Fund, which covers the costs of public infrastructure projects, to expire, road conditions might worsen. If the Iran deal is approved, industry experts speculate that gas prices may fall below $2 per gallon in some parts of the country by the end of the year. In other words, the stakes for car owners are higher than ever, and the cost of owning a vehicle is among the foremost concerns for the average American.
Top Intersections for Car Accidents
What is the most likely place for a car accident in Grand Traverse County? According to a southern Michigan law firm that has done some digging, the answer is the intersection of US 31 and W. South Airport Road in Garfield Township. The most likely places for car accidents in Grand Traverse County,”detailing data obtained from the Traffic Crash Reporting Unit of the Michigan State Police. In 2014, there were 49 crashes at that intersection (mostly low-impact fender benders). A close second was 46 accidents at East South Airport Road and North Garfield Road, followed by 41 at 3 Mile Road and US-31.
MSP: 3 killed in 2-vehicle crash near Muskegon
EGELSTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Three elderly people were killed in a two-vehicle crash on Wednesday near Muskegon, according to a Michigan State Police sergeant on scene.
It happened around 9:30 a.m. near the intersection of Evanston Avenue and S Maple Island Road.
Troopers said 82-year-old Allen Ames and 84-year-old Jolene Ames of Casanovia along with 85-year-old Beatrice Amen of Ravenna were driving west in their car on Evanston Avenue when they failed to stop at the stop sign. Their car then hit a pickup truck with two people inside who were traveling south on South Maple Island Road.
Several sent to hospital following two separate car accidents
LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Several people are waking up with injuries in the hospital this morning following two mid-Michigan car accidents.
The most recent happened around 1:30 a.m. in Lansing near the intersection of South Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and St. Joseph Street. It was a two vehicle accident.
Family Of Michigan Woman Killed In Crash Sues Amtrak
The family of a Michigan woman killed in the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia is suing the company for wrongful death.
The husband of Rachel Jacobs filed the lawsuit Friday, accusing Amtrak of neglegence and outrageous conduct.
Amtrak has said it will not fight liability claims in related lawsuits. Jacobs was one of 8 people killed on May 12th when the train took a sharp curve, going twice as fast as the 50 mile per hour speed limit.
Ambulance crew failed to see man in crashed vehicle, Flint police say
FLINT, MI – Flint police said the ambulance crew that responded first to a weekend car crash failed to notice a man in the vehicle when police didn’t go there because they were too busy on other calls.
Crash involving car, semi truck temporarily shut down I-69 East
FLINT TWP, MI – Emergency crews including Flint Township police and fire responded to an accident around 7 p.m. on July 27 involving a semi truck and Chevrolet Impala.
The accident temporarily shut down I-69 East near Bristol Road bringing traffic to a stop along the two-lane interstate.
Police identify motorcyclist killed in crash with dump truck
BURTON, MI — The man who died when his motorcycle collided with a dump truckwas 58-year-old Timothy Williams of Montrose, police say.
Police were called to the scene at the intersection of East Bristol Road and South Saginaw Street in Burton around 11 a.m. The intersection remained closed into Tuesday afternoon as police investigated and photographed the scene.