Two men die after train hits their truck in Argentine Township
Friends tried to save Oakland University student, 18, killed in snowmobile accident
An 18-year-old Oakland University freshman from Macomb County died in a snowmobile crash this weekend. Eric Pauli died Sunday in Higgins Lake, according to his uncle, Tom Schaffer of Shelby Township. “He was a great kid, full of life,” said Schaffer, calling the crash a tragic accident. “He was with his friends, and it was truly just an accident. They did everything they could, and he didn’t make it.” http://www.freep.com/article/20140206/NEWS05/302060106/Oakland-University-student-dies-after-snowmobile-accident
Michigan SUV Crash Kills 4, Injures 5
An SUV that was carrying six women crashed into a pickup truck early Friday, near Grand Rapids, Michigan. Four of the women in the SUV were killed , the other two were injured, as were the three men in the truck. The driver of the SUV lost control of the vehicle and spun into the path of the truck. http://www.webpronews.com/michigan-suv-crash-kills-4-injures-5-2014-02
Three People Dead In Massive I-94 Pileup
Three people were killed and more than 20 injured Thursday in a chain reaction crash involving at least 45 vehicles that shut down Interstate 94 near Michigan City, Ind., authorities said. One of the victims, 65-year-old Jerry Dalrymple, was from Chicago. His dog was also killed in the crash. The other two victims, 67-year-old Thomas Wolma and 65-year-old Marilyn Wolma, were from Grand Rapids, Mich., LaPorte County Coroner John Sullivan told NBC Chicago. http://www.nbcchicago.com/traffic/transit/Crash-Michigan-City-7-Semis-241709461.html
Southwest Michigan police worked nearly 4,000 traffic crashes in January, up 30 percent over last year
KALAMAZOO, MI — Police were inundated with slideoffs, crashes and multi-car pileups on Southwest Michigan roads over the past two months and the unrelenting snow and bitter cold. Police agencies within the Michigan State Police’s Fifth District handled 3,907 traffic crashes — an average of 63 a day — in January, up 30 percent from the 2,982 recorded in January 2013, according to crash data collected by MSP. The district takes in Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Van Buren counties.
Two Church Vans Roll Over Miles Apart on US-131
KENT COUNTY, Mich. (Feb. 16, 2014) – Within the course of an hour, two vans belonging to two West Michigan Wellspring Churches got into separate rollover accidents that eerily mirror each other, the Kent County Sheriff’s Department says. The crashes occurred between 9 and 10 a.m. Sunday morning on US-131, just seven miles apart. Deputies say the first van, from the Wellspring Church on Wealthy Street in Grand Rapids, was carrying six people when it rolled over at US-131 southbound near Ann Street. Read more: http://fox17online.com/2014/02/16/two-church-vans-roll-over-ejecting-passengers-on-us-131-just-miles-apart/#ixzz2taXXrsTY
Michigan families deal with brain injuries
Traumatic Brain Injury known as TBI is in the spotlight, most recently, because of NFL players and concussions.
A group in Michigan, called the Brain Injury Association of Michigan or BIAMI, helps survivors and families affected by closed head injuries. BIAMI has been around for years. There are several local chapters here in West Michigan. On Tuesday night, members of the Muskegon Chapter held their regular meeting. WZZM 13’s Juliet Dragos joined the group as they talked about advocacy and how to make the community more aware of TBI. http://www.wzzm13.com/story/news/local/lakeshore/2014/02/11/traumatic-brain-injuries-biami-muskegon-support-group/5399621/