Zip line accident triggers questions about regulation
BENZIE COUNTY — The director of Lake Ann Camp in Benzie County has launched an internal investigation after a Traverse City woman was sent to the hospital on March 21st following a zip line accident at the camp.
This accident is triggering questions about zip line regulations across the state.
The camp’s executive director, Ken Riley, said as the woman came to the end of the run, she was supposed to stop at a wooden landing. Instead, he said she kept going and hit a barrier.
“There was no equipment failure,” said Ken Riley, Lake Ann Camp Executive Director. “There were no procedures not followed. Everything was done according to procedures.”
Macomb County, Utica car and SUV accident… man dies
A 31-year-old Sterling Heights man died today when his car was struck by a sport utility vehicle at Utica and Plumbrook in Sterling Heights, police said.
The SUV driver, a 58-year-old Sterling Heights woman, suffered minor injuries that did not require hospitalization, police said.
Police received the accident call about 6:40 a.m. They determined the man’s Pontiac Grand Am, southbound on Utica near Plumbrook, was struck in the driver’s side door by the woman’s northbound Ford Expedition.
Texting and Driving bans are reducing car accidents
FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Most U.S. states now have bans on texting while driving, and those laws may be preventing some serious traffic accidents, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that car-crash hospitalizations dipped in states that instituted relatively strict bans on texting and driving between 2003 and 2010.
Overall, the hospitalization rate in those states declined by 7 percent versus states with no bans, the researchers report in the American Journal of Public Health.
The findings cannot prove that texting bans caused the shift, said study leader Alva Ferdinand, an assistant professor at Texas A&M School of Public Health.
Man and girl killed in separate pedestrian accidents
In two fatal pedestrian accidents Saturday in Detroit, police said a man was run over by a DDOT bus as he removed his bike from the bike rack in front of the bus and an 8-year-old girl was killed as she crossed a street to catch up to her grandfather.
The bus accident occurred at about 10:15 a.m. on the city’s northeast side, according to Detroit police Sgt. Cassandra Lewis.
Isabella County, 5 cars 3 crashes on us 127
A chain reaction of car accidents occurred Monday afternoon after a motorist slowed down when approaching a state trooper monitoring traffic speeds on US-127.
Three people were sent to MidMichigan Medical Center Gratiot with minor injuries after five cars were involved in three separate crashes in both the northbound and southbound lanes.
Wrongful death of 7 year old girl in Detroit
The family of a 7-year-old fatally shot during a police raid nearly five years ago filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday saying the girl’s constitutional rights were violated.
Aiyana Stanley-Jones was struck in the head by a round from Detroit Police Officer Joseph Weekley’s gun as she slept on a couch in May 2010.
Head on crash on I75 in Grand Blanc, Genesee County
GENESEE COUNTY, MI — Northbound I-75 between Hill and Bristol Roads has been closed for investigation after police said a wrong-way driver led to a head-on crash.
Around 1 p.m., a southbound driver in the northbound lanes led to a head-on crash at Bristol Road that caused critical injuries, said Lt. David Kaiser with the Michigan State Police.
Fiery rollover crash shuts down part of southbound I-75 at US-23
MUNDY TWP., MI — A rollover crash and vehicle fire has shut down part of southbound I-75, just north of the US-23 split.
Police and emergency dispatchers said the accident shut down one lane of southbound I-75 in the township, slowing down traffic flow just after 1 p.m. today, March 30.
At least one of the vehicles in the accident rolled over on its top, and firefighters were called to extinguish the fire.
Man killed in tree cutting accident
ATTICA TOWNSHIP, MI — A 35-year-old Columbiaville man was killed Wednesday while cutting trees at a home in Attica Township.
On Wednesday, April 1, around 3:06 p.m. Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a home on Caster Drive for a man that was injured while cutting down a tree, according to a news release from the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office.
Multi-vehicle accident on I-69 at I-475 shuts down two lanes, diverts traffic
A three-vehicle accident on westbound Interstate 69 at I-475 has shut down two lanes.
The Michigan Department of Transportation says that traffic is being diverted off of the expressway and onto exit 136, which is the Saginaw Street exit in Flint.