1 Woman Killed In Accident After Car Slams Into Fire Truck
YPSILANTI (WWJ) – A woman has died, and a man has been critically injured, when the small SUV they were in, rear-ended a Ypsilanti Fire Department fire truck; a third person in the passenger vehicle was not injured.
The accident happened along west bound I-94 by the Willow Run Airport Tuesday morning.
Recreational boating deaths on the rise in Michigan
It’s boating season, and lots of people are itching to get out on the water. But a new report from the U.S. Coast Guard shows Michigan recreational boating deaths are on the rise.
38 people died, and 65 more were injured last year while boating in Michigan waters. Those numbers come from a report by the U.S. Coast Guard detailing how the number of fatalities in 2016 compare to years past.
“Alcohol is a contributing factor, in about 15% of those accidents, so those could have been very easily avoided,” says Michigan Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer, Shane Webster.
Warmer Weather = More Motorcycle Crashes
Warmer weather means more motorcycles are on the roads, but that also means more motorcycles crashes.
This week alone, Indianapolis Metro Police responded to two fatal crashes.
Increased facial and head injuries after motorcycle helmet law change in Michigan
“Our study demonstrates the negative impact of weakened motorcycle helmet laws leading to decreased helmet use,” said lead author Nicholas S. Adams, MD, of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids. The findings suggest that higher numbers of craniomaxillofacial (CMF) injuries can be added to increased deaths, serious injuries and health care costs when motorcyclists ride without helmets.
Motorcyclist dies trying to avoid collision with car
PORT HURON, MI — A motorcyclist is dead after he struck the side of a car in Port Huron on Memorial Day.
Port Huron police, firefighters, and Tri Hospital EMS responded around 8 p.m. Monday, May 29, to Pine Grove Avenue and Garfield Street for a traffic crash at the intersection.
Parole absconder, woman on tether on 3-day crime spree flee police causing 3-car crash
SAGINAW, MI — A three-vehicle crash caused by a parole absconder who was running from police in a Chrysler automobile sent the man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to Saginaw police.
The crash occurred shortly after 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 1 at Court and Oakley on the city’s West Side.
Michigan boating deaths jumped in 2016, Coast Guard says
MUSKEGON, MI – Thirty-eight people died during 2016 while boating for fun in Michigan waters, according to statistics released Wednesday, May 31 by the U.S. Coast Guard.
That’s the most recreational boating fatalities the Coast Guard has counted in Michigan during a single calendar year since at least 2000, which how far back reports on the Coast Guard’s website go.
Wyoming woman killed, 1 in critical condition after crash
WYOMING, MI — An elderly driver killed one woman and critically injured herself when she ran a red light Sunday.
At 12:30 p.m. on May 21, the Wyoming Department of Public Safety responded to a report of a traffic crash on 28th Street SW at Burlingame Avenue SW. According to a release from the department, an 86-year-old Grandville woman was driving on 28th Street when she ran a red light at the intersection and struck a northbound vehicle.
Gas leak after vehicle slams into wall of Flint business
FLINT, MI — A woman escaped injury after her vehicle slammed into the wall of a Flint business Tuesday evening on the city’s south end.
Firefighters were called out shortly after 6 p.m. May 30 to Diamond Cleaners, 2147 S. Saginaw St., for a personal injury accident and discovered a black Dodge Journey had run into Deuces Wild Kustom Shop next door.
Two people sent to hospital in two-vehicle crash
KOCHVILLE TWP, MI — A two-vehicle crash in Kochville Township sent two people to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The Kochville Township Fire Department and the Saginaw County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle crash at Lawndale Road and Pierce Road in Kochville Township around 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23.